simsa -smi- gismu

x1 is similar/parallel to x2 in property/quantity x3 (ka/ni); x1 looks/appears like x2.

Also: x1 is a likeness/image of x2; x1 and x2 are alike; similarity and parallel differ primarily in emphasis. See also dunli, frica, mintu, panra, simlu, vrici.


In notes:

dunli
x1 is equal/congruent to/as much as x2 in property/dimension/quantity x3.
frica
x1 differs/is distinct from/contrasts with/is unlike x2 in property/dimension/quantity x3.
mintu
x1 is the same/identical thing as x2 by standard x3; (x1 and x2 interchangeable).
panra
x1 parallels x2 differing only in property x3 (ka; jo'u/fa'u term) by standard/geometry x4.
simlu
x1 seems/appears to have property(ies) x2 to observer x3 under conditions x4.
vrici
x1 (set/mass/ind.) is miscellaneous/various/assorted in property x2 (ka).
si'a
discursive: similarly.
brisnismi
x1 is a subsentence of Lojban grammar.
caltaismi
x1 is shaped (physically/geometrically) like x2, with shape x3
jbobausmi
s1 is similar/parallel to Lojban in property s3 (ka).
remsmimi'i
m1=r1=s1 is an automaton [mostly unintelligent android/humanoid machine] for purpose m2.
skasmi
x1 resembles x2 in color x3
smisi'u
The members of x1=simx1 (set) resemble one another in property x2=simx2.
smitra
x1=t1=s1 acts like/similarly to x2=t2=s2 in property x3=s3 under conditions x4=t3.
xarpresmitra
x1=t1=s1 acts like/pretends to be fictional/imaginary character x2=t2=s2=xa1=p1 imaginary to x3=xa2, in property/way x4=s3 under conditions x5=t3.
kavzi
x1 is "quasi" in property (ka) x2; x1 is "similar but not quite"/analogical to/comparable to having property x2; x1 is a quasi-x2.
modju
x1 (li; number) is congruent to x2 (li; number; see description for canonical/traditional/contextless default usage) modulo x3 (li; number); \frac(x1 - x is an integer.
kai'i
Property relativizing determiner. {kai'i} introduces a predicate whose first argument slot becomes filled by the property made by taking the bridi in which this {kai'i} appears and putting {ce'u} into the argument slot in which this {kai'i} argument was located. Put formally, "kai'i brodi cu brodu" = "lo ka ce'u brodu cu brodi". Additionally, a {kai'i} term has a rightward logical scope, like quantifiers and adverbials.
si'ai
marks a construct as being a reference/allusion - explicit marker of divorce/isolation of a construct from any external allusions that may come to mind
lojban zei simsa
s1 is similar/parallel to Lojban in property s3 (ka).