I would like a title for a list of questions which are similar in wording but identical in meaning to the current question.

So if you are viewing the question:

How many miles in a kilometre?

It would be the same question as:

How many miles in 1000 metres?

I feel "Similar questions" would give the wrong meaning, especially as I would like to also list similar questions such as:

How many yards in a mile?

Which is clearly a different question.

  • Why don't you think similar works for questions like "How many miles in a kilometer?" and "How many yards in a mile?"? – GrimGrom Jul 4 '16 at 15:17
  • @Silenus It would work fine if not for my last point about having both synonym questions and similar. – Adam Naylor Jul 4 '16 at 15:32

Synonymous means

equivalent in meaning.

The concept can be applied to words, phrases, declarative sentences, imperative sentences (that is, commands), and interrogative sentences (that is, questions).

Synonymous questions are thus

questions which are equivalent in meaning.

This phrase has some currency, as evinced by this Google books search.

Unfortunately, if you want a word for the relation between questions like "How many miles in a kilometre?" and "How many yards in a mile?", synonymous probably won't do. For that relation, similarity or analogy is probably your best bet. Such questions can be said to be similar questions or analogous questions.

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    I'm wondering if a lower reading age word might be 'equivalent'? – Adam Naylor Jul 4 '16 at 15:17

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