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Comparable in certain respects, typically in a way that makes clearer the nature of the things compared,
  1. Comparable in certain respects, typically in a way that makes clearer the nature of the things compared
    • - they saw the relationship between a ruler and his subjects as analogous to that of father and children
  2. (of structures) Performing a similar function but having a different evolutionary origin, such as the wings of insects and birds

  1. similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar; "brains and computers are often considered analogous"; "salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"
  2. corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin; "the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"
  3. (analogously) in an analogous manner; "analogously, we have a variable"
  4. (analogy) an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  5. (analogy) drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect; "the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain"; "the models show by analogy how matter is built up"
  6. doctrine of analogy: the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
  7. Analogy (from Greek "ἀναλογία" – analogia, "proportion") is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (the target), and a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process. ...
  8. (Analogy (album)) Analogy is the first studio album by the band Analogy. The album was reissued in 2004 on Akarma Records.
  9. (Analogy (band)) Analogy was a German and Italian psychedelic rock, progressive rock band, active in the 1970s. The band was launched by guitarist Martin Thurn when attending the European School, Varese. In 1968 Martin founded a band called SONS OF GIOVE. ...
  10. (Analogy (biology)) A homologousfrom Greek ομολογειν, 'to agree' trait is any characteristic of organisms that is derived from a common ancestor. ...
  11. Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion;—often followed by "to"
  12. (analogy) A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects, especially when used as a basis for explanation or extrapolation
  13. (Analogy) A comparison of two things made to explain something unfamiliar through its similarities to something familiar, or to prove one point based on the acceptedness of another. Similes and metaphors are types of analogies. ...
  14. (Analogy) The comparison of two things, which are alike in several respects, for the purpose of explaining or clarifying some unfamiliar or difficult idea or object by showing how the idea or object is similar to some familiar one. ...
  15. (Analogy) a comparison showing like parts of two contrasting things that is used to explain or illustrate a concept.
  16. (Analogy) A comparison that points out similarities between two dissimilar things
  17. (analogy) a process of reasoning whereby two entities that share some similarities are assumed to share many others.
  18. (Analogy) Comparison of two things alike in certain aspects; can be simile or metaphor.
  19. (analogy) Similarity that is not due to homology (i.e., common ancestry).
  20. "Analogy ... must depend on some sort of similarity; but if so, that similarity can be designated by a single term, however broad in meaning; and unless this broad term has one meaning equally applicable to the two things in question, the similarity does not exist and there is no analogy at all. ...
  21. (4. Analogy) An analogy is a representation of a concept that corresponds with it in function or form but which is otherwise dissimilar. Remember in our primary school we had mathematics class with chocolate, apples and with fractions like one half and one fourth? ...
  22. (6) Analogy) Because nature is fundamentally one, and the same basic habits and structural, geometric, and evolutionary principles apply throughout, there are correspondences between microcosm and macrocosm. ...
  23. (Analogy (2)) A term that is "like" something else; "God is like a father".
  24. (Analogy (adj. Analogous)) Two anatomical structures or behavioral traits within different and unrelated organisms which perform the same functions in each organism but which did not originate from an ancestral structure or trait that the organisms' ancestors had in common. ...
  25. (Analogy) (uh-nal-uh-jee) / Metaphor (met-a-four) / Simile (sim-uh-lee)