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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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Table 2 presents estimates of four econometric models of fatalities, in double log form, and Table 3 presents analagous results for nonfatal injuries.
The Meeting is the group, analagous to a church, and Meetings are associated in larger geographical groups which meet yearly (hence, the Yearly Meeting).
Wiener wrote: "It is my thesis that the physical functioning of the living individual and the operation of some of the newer communication machines are precisely parallel in their analagous attempts to control entropy through feedback.
The methodology is identical to that followed in our earlier paper (Cantwell and Harding 1997) and to other, analagous national studies at the University of Reading (Cantwell and Hodson 1991, Cantwell and Kotecha 1997, Cantwell and Janne 1997).
Barr's group marketing manager, Nigel Dugdale, said: "The TFI brand is analagous with what we are trying to achieve with Irn-Bru.
Pillsbury, until then privately owned by a Minneapolis milling family, was in some way analagous to Heinz or Mars, says Harrison.
analagous to his, Brown taught herself baroque polyphonic composition.
In Christensen, the intermediate appellate court observed that in an analagous situation," the Iowa Supreme Court held that we have never adopted the principle that a victim's consent to intercourse with one man implies her consent in the case of another .
If we can link one or more archaeological cultures with the reconstructed PIE vocabulary, the effect on European prehistoric archaeology will be analagous to the discovery of a substantial text - the protolexicon - from a remote period beyond the reach of direct textual evidence.
Today's MSW recycling systems are analagous to the "end-of-the-pipe" emission controls enacted 25 years ago.
In equation (6), however, the analagous figure b(NI - C) is divided by (1 - b) because the bonus payment is based on the target net income before the bonus payment is deducted to arrive at the target net income.
Alexander veers off course, therefore, in failing to recognize that the under-inclusion of race-based assaults vis-a-vis all assaults is analagous to the under-inclusion of flagomine-emitting burnings vis-a-vis all burnings.