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Noun
/əˈnaləjē/,
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analogies, plural;
  1. A comparison between two things, typically on the basis of their structure and for the purpose of explanation or clarification
    • - an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies
    • - he interprets logical functions by analogy with machines
  2. A correspondence or partial similarity
    • - the syndrome is called deep dysgraphia because of its analogy to deep dyslexia
  3. A thing that is comparable to something else in significant respects
    • - works of art were seen as an analogy for works of nature
  4. A process of arguing from similarity in known respects to similarity in other respects

  5. A process by which new words and inflections are created on the basis of regularities in the form of existing ones

  6. The resemblance of function between organs that have a different evolutionary origin


  1. an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  2. 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"
  3. 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
  4. (analogist) someone who looks for analogies or who reasons by analogy
  5. (analogous) similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar; "brains and computers are often considered analogous"; "salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"
  6. (analogous) corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin; "the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"
  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 is the first studio album by the band Analogy. The album was reissued in 2004 on Akarma Records.
  9. 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. A homologousfrom Greek ομολογειν, 'to agree' trait is any characteristic of organisms that is derived from a common ancestor. ...
  11. A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects, especially when used as a basis for explanation or extrapolation
  12. (analogous) Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion;—often followed by "to"
  13. (ANALOGIES) [Intro to be added...]
  14. (analogies) one of the topics or argumentative devices used in thematic elaboration; it embellishes the argument, helping to persuade the audience of its truth. ...
  15. Analogies make connections between vocabulary words and prior knowledge. Analogies are tested on English Standards of Learning assessments.
  16. Analogies require learners to use higher-level thinking strategies to associate two words that are not commonly linked and ascertain what relationship exists between the two words. ...
  17. (analogous) Refers to closely related colors; a color scheme that combines several hues next to each other on the color wheel.
  18. (ANALOGOUS) schemes use colors of the same temperature near each other on the wheel. These schemes evoke a specific mood, such as calm and tranquil or warm and inviting.
  19. (Analogous) A term use to describe related colors that share common hue.
  20. (Analogous) Using any shades, tints, or tones of color that are at 90 degree angles on the chart. (Explained on next page)
  21. (Analogous) pertaining to similarity of function, structure or behavior due to convergence rather than common ancestry.
  22. (Analogous) resembling but not being homologous
  23. (analogous) Features of organisms or molecules that are superficially or functionally similar but have evolved in a different way or contain different compounds.
  24. (analogous) Greek ana = up, apart, towards, and logos = word. A part with similar function through different morphology e.g., fish gills and mammalian lungs (c.f. homologous).
  25. (analogous) a feature seen in two different species that is similar in appearance but not truly identical on the basis of genetic origin.