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Similarity: conformity of one or more - but not all - properties of two or more objects.
 
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I 225
Problem of Qualities/Querweltein congruence/Field: Solution: sameness of distance ratios.
III 62
Def Equality/Temperature equality/Field: x = y "x is between y and y".
III 65
Def Equally divided region/Equal split/Divided evenly/Distance equality/Field: (all distances within the region equal to: R: is a space-time-region all of whose points lie on a single line, and that for each point x of R of strictly st-between (spatio-temporally) two points of R is, its points y and z are of R so that a) st-between is just a point of strictly R y and z, and this is x and - b) xy P-Cong xz - ((s), thus avoiding any arbitrary (linear) units - E.g. - "less" points in the corresponding interval or "the same number of" - in mixed products - then: "... the mixed product ... is less than the mixed product ..." - distance equality in every area of its own: scalar/Spatio-temporal.

Fie I
H. Field
Realism, Mathematics and Modality Oxford New York 1989

Fie II
H. Field
Truth and the Absence of Fact Oxford New York 2001

Fie III
H. Field
Science without numbers Princeton New Jersey 1980


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-25