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Definition of analogy
noun (plural analogies)
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 he interprets logical functions by analogy with machines a correspondence or partial similarity:the syndrome is called deep dysgraphia because of its analogy to deep dyslexia a thing that is comparable to something else in significant respects:works of art were seen as an analogy for works of nature Logic a process of arguing from similarity in known respects to similarity in other respects. Linguistics a process by which new words and inflections are created on the basis of regularities in the form of existing ones. Biology the resemblance of function between organs that have a different evolutionary origin.