Definition Of analogy

noun

a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification.

an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies

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

Example Of analogy

  • A friend of mine takes the moral analogy between the aftermath of the Civil War and the current situation in Iraq one step further.

  • Abp1 (and by analogy cortactin) also might function to attenuate stronger NPFs in vivo.

  • an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies

  • And that is the closer analogy to what's happening in Iraq.

  • Another illustration that he gives is an analogy between words and pieces in a chess game.


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