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analogy

 [ah-nal´o-je]
the quality of being analogous; resemblance or similarity in function or appearance, but not in origin or development.

analogy

/anal·o·gy/ (ah-nal´ah-je) the quality of being analogous; resemblance or similarity in function or appearance, but not in origin or development.

analogy

(ə-năl′ə-jē)
n. pl. analo·gies
Biology Correspondence in function or position between organs of dissimilar evolutionary origin or structure.

analogy

(a-nal'o-je) [Gr. analogos, analogy, proportion]
1. Likeness between similar features of two things, allowing a comparison.
2. In biology, similarity in function but difference in structure or origin.
See: homology
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45) It is difficult to say if Alciato is the first to formulate this principle, but in his case there is the added interest that it may have been analagous for him to a legal principle which he sets out in another chapter of the same book, a principle which assumes that a witness under oath is telling the truth, providing there is no evident contradiction or improbability.
So Keesing and Schreiner's provocative reinterpretation of menstrual and childbirth seclusion among the non-Christian Kwaio of Malaita in the 1970-80s suggested that women shared their seclusion not as a state of defiled pollution but a desired condition of sacred danger, analagous to male priests, communicating with ancestral powers (Keesing 1985, 1989; (4) Jolly 2002; cf.
The act of building a new library as analagous to building the community is the theme of the article by Michelle Ledger in this issue about the development of the outstanding new library of the Town of Cambridge in WA.
Cartridges analagous to modern shotgun ammunition were developed in France in 1857, and those analagous to modern centerfire rifle and pistol cartridges in 1861.
Lewis had this option, since Lewis uses being a maximally connected spacetime (or, perhaps, something analagous to a maximally connected spacetime) as his criterion for distinguishing distinct possible worlds--but Bricker argues that the benefits of the modification outweigh the costs.
xxi-xxii] has noted that this was a "position roughly analagous to that of a Town clerk or a Clerk of Parliament".
It was a situation somewhat analagous to the one faced by the Lange Labour government thirteen years previously when Sitiveni Rabuka had overthrown the elected government of Fiji in furtherance of much the same aim.
The right-hand side of the equation consists of the load, pressure, and the thermal expansion terms analagous to a load-vector.
Boddy, "Underground and overhead: building the analagous city" in New American City and the End of Public Space, ad.
Comparing chemotherapeutic drugs to biologic drugs is analagous to comparing a small plane to a jet airliner -- the differences in size and complexity are dramatic.
Today, ever-larger equipment complements beneficiation developments, like bio-oxidation boost efficiency, in a manner analagous to Daniel Jackling's creativity in making Bingham Canyon ore economic.
Moreover, as in the two earlier poems from the "Naming Places" group to Dorothy and Mary, the assurance of future memorial plenitude is prepared for by an analagous subjunctive verbal construction of wished-for relational fullness: "thy elder Brother I would be.