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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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Second Amendment originalism will need something more than analogical reasoning to produce a workable jurisprudence.
Again, the answer is that forcing the judge to engage at some level with the historical materials, even at the level of analogical reasoning, controls discretion to a degree that is absent without such a process.
These comprise the underlying form and operations of the base system that will be used in the analogical reasoning we will discuss for teaching the target system of XML and XPath.
The previous assignments in literature searching (W3), analogical reasoning and problem decomposition (W2, 4), and the ongoing found object exercises are all designed to prepare them for this task.
Physically distinct things (girl's waist and wasp's part) are logically related in the process of analogical reasoning thereby educating the child's reasoning ability.
One such form of "casuistry" (31) is the process of analogical reasoning.
Analogical reasoning does not lay claim to the power to define so categorically.
Admittedly, this is an image of Arab politics based on inferential and analogical reasoning.
Theory may sometimes provide the valuable warnings of which I spoke above; it does so particularly when the going gets rough and analogical reasoning reaches dead ends, that is, must seek for a justification of the entire line of analogical reasoning.
In cases where context, relational understanding and the use of analogies have been studied, the involvement students have in the analogical reasoning processes have been limited (Richland, Holyoak & Stigler, 2004).
However, over the last few years we have made several empirical findings about analogical reasoning in BID [e.
The primary focus of Alexander and Sherwin in the three chapters comprising this part is to dismiss the idea that judges use analogical reasoning or reasoning from principles when they adjudicate.