Which one is more idiomatic?

A is defined in a similar way like B.


A is defined in a similar way to B.

  • If you are looking for a succinct way to express the idea: A and B are defined similarly. – Tᴚoɯɐuo Jun 12 '18 at 18:11

My suggestion is:

A is defined in a way similar to B.

If I have to choose one of your sentences, I'd choose the second one.

  • Even more concisely: "A is defined similarly to B." – Canadian Yankee Jun 12 '18 at 19:05

In standard English, something is similar to something else. Thus, of your two sentences, only this one is correct: "A is defined in a similar way to B." Some British English speakers may use 'similar as', e.g. I've had similar problems as yourself. This is not accepted as correct in standard English.

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