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
It’s Dyson, however, that provides the most direct analogy for what the executive hoping to do at Ember.Ember names former Dyson head as consumer CEO, as the startup looks beyond the smart mug|Brian Heater|February 12, 2021|TechCrunch
When they took CT scans of fossilized Tiktaalik skulls, however, “the crocodilian analogy just fell apart,” he says.This ancient fish-crocodile mashup snared its prey using a key adaptation|Kate Baggaley|February 3, 2021|Popular Science
The idea of using NLP to examine viruses started with an analogy.A Language AI Is Accurately Predicting Covid-19 ‘Escape’ Mutations|Shelly Fan|January 19, 2021|Singularity Hub
These frequencies relate to something called the Rydberg constant—the tension of the guitar string in the analogy—which appears to be one of the potentially more significant sources of uncertainty proton size-wise.A Breakthrough in Measuring the Building Blocks of Nature - Facts So Romantic|Subodh Patil|January 8, 2021|Nautilus
The analogy, in my view of brand keyword advertising is handing out the coupons inside the restaurant.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 2: Digital) (Ep. 441)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 26, 2020|Freakonomics
Dr. Butler, the theologian and author of "The Analogy," was born in the town and this house is still to be seen.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
Analogy, it must be confessed, is against Reaumur's opinion; since other kinds of silkworms make their escape by means of a fluid.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
Analogy of physical processes (cutting and burning) appealed to by Sokrates — does not sustain his inference against Protagoras.
Analogy between Cognition and Pleasure: in each, there are gradations of truth and purity.
Analogy with Anthoceros confirmed him in his views on the reproduction of ferns.
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.”