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  Definition of analogy
  1. 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"
  2. an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  3. the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; language can point in the right direction but any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
Similar Words: doctrine of analogy

 

Derivational Morphology: analogize, analogise

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: аналогия   Croatian: analogija  
Dutch: analogie   Estonian: analoogia  
French: analogie   German: Analogie  
Greek: αναλογία   Japanese: 類推  
Portuguese: analogia   Russian: аналогия  
Spanish: analogia   Swedish: analogi  
 
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