How to use Similitude in a sentence
Draw Pp and Qq touching both catenaries, Pp and Qq will intersect at T, a point in the directrix; for since any catenary with its directrix is a similar figure to any other catenary with its directrix, if the directrix of the one coincides with that of the other the centre of similitude must lie on the common directrix.
He is shown the " holy church " under the similitude of a tower in building, and the great and final tribulation (already alluded to as near at hand) under that of a devouring beast, which yet is innocuous to undoubting faith.
Again, Moses differs from all other prophets in that Yahweh speaks to him face to face, and he sees the similitude of Yahweh.
John Casey, professor of mathematics at the Catholic university of Dublin, has given elementary demonstrations founded on the theory of similitude and coaxal circles which are reproduced in his Sequel to Euclid; an analytical solution by Gergonne is given in Salmon's Conic Sections.
He saw the similitude or form of the LORD.Advertisement
The circle on the line joining the internal and external centres of similitude as diameter is named the " circle of similitude."
With a system of three circles it is readily seen that there are six centres of similitude, viz.
Also, since the curves at P and p are equally inclined to the directrix, P and p are corresponding, points and the line P p must pass through the centre of similitude.
Similarly Qq must pass through the centre of similitude.
Hence T, the point of intersection of Pp and Qq, must be the centre of similitude and must be on the common directrix.Advertisement
It is like Fortunatus's purse, to use the similitude; ye shall always find something in it.
If it is permissible to speak of the relations of living forms to one another metaphorically, the similitude chosen must undoubtedly be that of a common root, whence two main trunks, one representing the vegetable and one the animal world, spring; and, each dividing into a few main branches, these subdivide into multitudes of branchlets and these into smaller groups of twigs.
Then these stones must be polished after the similitude of a palace.
It is like Fortunatus 's purse, to use the similitude; ye shall always find something in it.
In this paper Vieta made use of the centre of similitude of two circles.Advertisement