analogy

  • 1 Analogy — 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. In a narrower sense, analogy is… …

    Wikipedia

  • 2 Analogy — • A philosophical term used to designate, first, a property of things; secondly, a process of reasoning Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Analogy     Analogy      …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 3 analogy — 1 *likeness, similitude, resemblance, similarity, affinity 2 Analogy, simile, metaphor designate a comparison between things essentially or generically different but strikingly alike in one or more pertinent aspects. Analogy is the general term… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 analogy — 1. In language analogy is the process by which the use of words follows precedents set by other words without going through all the stages that produced those precedents. This is a fundamental aspect of the way languages develop, and applies to… …

    Modern English usage

  • 5 Analogy — A*nal o*gy, n.; pl. {Analogies}. [L. analogia, Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. analogie. See {Analogous}.] 1. A resemblance of relations; an agreement or likeness between things in some circumstances or effects, when the things are otherwise entirely… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 analogy — I noun affinity, agreement, close relation, close resemblance, common feature, comparability, comparison, congruity, correlation, correspondence, equivalence, homology, like quality, likeness, logical relation, parallel relation, parallelism,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 analogy — [ə nal′ə jē] n. pl. analogies [ME & OFr analogie < L analogia < Gr, proportion < analogos, in due ratio < ana , according to + logos, word, reckoning: see LOGIC] 1. similarity in some respects between things otherwise unlike; partial… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 analogy — analogy. См. аналогия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 9 analogy — (n.) 1540s (perhaps early 15c.), from O.Fr. analogie or directly from L. analogia, from Gk. analogia proportion, from ana upon, according to (see ANA (Cf. ana )) + logos ratio, also word, speech, reckoning (see LOGOS (Cf. logos)). A mathematical… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 10 analogy — [n] agreement, similarity affinity, alikeness, comparison, correlation, correspondence, equivalence, homology, likeness, metaphor, parallel, relation, relationship, resemblance, semblance, simile, similitude; concepts 278,670 Ant. disagreement,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 11 analogy — ► NOUN (pl. analogies) 1) a comparison between one thing and another made to explain or clarify. 2) a correspondence or partial similarity. DERIVATIVES analogical adjective …

    English terms dictionary

  • 12 analogy — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ appropriate, apt, good, useful ▪ close, obvious, perfect (esp. AmE) ▪ A close analogy with the art of singing can be made …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 analogy — n. 1) to draw, make an analogy 2) a close; superficial analogy (there is a close analogy between these two phenomena) 3) an analogy between; to, with 4) by analogy (to reason by analogy) 5) on the analogy of (to say thunk on the analogy of sunk)… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 analogy — /euh nal euh jee/, n., pl. analogies. 1. a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based: the analogy between the heart and a pump. 2. similarity or comparability: I see no analogy between your problem and… …

    Universalium

  • 15 analogy — 01. ESL students often try to draw [analogies] between English and their mother tongue, but it is not always possible. 02. Looking for an honest man in politics is [analogous] to looking for a virgin in a brothel. 03. His use of diagrams,… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 16 analogy — a|nal|o|gy [əˈnælədʒi] n plural analogies [U and C] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from Greek analogia, from analogos; ANALOGOUS] something that seems similar between two situations, processes etc analogy with/to/between ▪ analogies between… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 analogy — A respect in which one thing is similar to another. The analogical extension of terms is the way in which a term covers similar things: people, bottles, and rivers have mouths. Shops, boxes, verdicts, ports, strings of a violin, questions, roads …

    Philosophy dictionary

  • 18 analogy */ — UK [əˈnælədʒɪ] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms analogy : singular analogy plural analogies a comparison between two situations, processes etc that is intended to show that the two are similar He uses the analogy of the family to… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 analogy — Analogies, much employed in the Bible, are a means of reasoning by the use of parallel cases, and ‘analogy’ is therefore an umbrella term covering similes, metaphors, typology, and allegory. Thus Paul refers to Christ as a ‘rock’ (1 Cor. 10:4),… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 20 analogy — noun (C, U) a comparison between two situations, processes etc that seem similar, or the process of making this comparison: drawing/draw an analogy (=make a comparison): analogies between human and animal behaviour | by analogy (with) (=using an… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English