Analogy

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Analogy Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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"
  • an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  • 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

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others ,
  • 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" ,
  • 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

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Analogy Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Analogy in a more simple understanding is a similar structure to a given structure or the use of a similar example or model to explain something.

To be more precise one can say that it is both the cognitive process of transferring information from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (the target), and a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process.



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* The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all. No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

* All perception of truth is the detection of an analogy we reason from our hands to our head. - Henry David Thoreau


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