noun, plural a·nal·o·gies.
- the process by which words or phrases are created or re-formed according to existing patterns in the language, as when shoon was re-formed as shoes, when -ize is added to nouns like winter to form verbs, or when a child says foots for feet.
- a form resulting from such a process.
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Example sentences from the Web for analogy
A more homely analogy is that of the relationship between a statue and the clay it’s made of.The Universe Knows Right from Wrong - Issue 89: The Dark Side|Philip Goff|September 9, 2020|Nautilus
The joy produced by lip-syncing on TikTok and sharing with friends has, for many, produced a passable analogy to the fun of a $40 session at a karaoke box.
It’s useful to make an analogy with electromagnetism, which we think of as a force mediated by a particle called the photon.
Despite the frequent analogies, today’s AI operates on very different principles to the human brain.A New Brain-Inspired Learning Method for AI Saves Memory and Energy|Edd Gent|July 27, 2020|Singularity Hub
Butler's Analogy, chiefly noted for its proof of the existence of God from the fact that there is evidence of design in Nature.The World's Best Books|Frank Parsons
Analogy proceeds on partial, induction on perfect resemblance.
Analogy of special arts — it is only the arithmetician who can speak falsely on a question of arithmetic when he chooses.
Analogy of the structure of some Volcanic Rocks with that of Glaciers.Life of Charles Darwin|G. T. (George Thomas) Bettany
Analogy of the Magnet, which holds up by attraction successive stages of iron rings.
British Dictionary definitions for analogy
noun plural -gies
Derived forms of analogyanalogical (ˌænəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or analogic, adjectiveanalogically, adverbanalogist, noun
Word Origin for analogy
Cultural definitions for analogy
A comparison of two different things that are alike in some way (see metaphor and simile). An analogy attributed to Samuel Johnson is: “Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.”