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.
Origin of analogy
Synonyms for analogy
Related Words for analogycomparison, metaphor, parallel, correlation, correspondence, similitude, semblance, likeness, relationship, simile, equivalence, affinity, resemblance, relation, homology
Examples from the Web for analogy
Historical Examples of analogy
Analogy in modern times only points the way, and is immediately verified by experiment.Timaeus
Analogy was here the guide of those who speculated on this matter.The Story of the Heavens
Robert Stawell Ball
Analogy may have for its basis the quality or value of the compound attributes.
Analogy may be based solely on the number of attributes compared.
Analogy, therefore, would point to him as the instructor of his kinsman.The Violin