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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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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).
The connections of sound/movement, movement/colour, and colour/sound within the improvisatory explorations provided the basis for the development of analogical language.
In recent years, analogical pedagogy has been applied to several educational domains, including geoscience (Gee et al 2010), elementary science education (Guerra-Ramos 2011), physics education (Harrison 1993, Clement 1993), and mathematics education (Peled 2007),.
The second key idea of Bartha's articulation model of analogical reasoning is the principle of generalization, which means evaluating the prospects of generalizing the prior association.
Everywhere: Hopkins's stone ringing down the well of analogical perception in instantaneous, synchronic time.
Thus, the equivalence-equivalence or analogical relation between the equivalence relations 'apple-orange' and 'dog-sheep' may be traced back to the formal relations that obtain between particular objects in the environment.
we show that participants are also influenced by the analogical gangs when final obstruents in the experiment have some acoustic characteristics of voiced obstruents, that is, when the signal provides information of the underlying [voice]-specifications of the final obstruents.
I believe he has a second argument quite distinct from his analogical argument.
So what does this mean--this analogical relation between the heavenly and the earthly city in which difference has to be recognized simultaneously with similitude--for Christian living, for Christian theologians like you and me, but, just as important, for each man, woman and child who is being schooled in a citizenship within the different Christian communities in the city?
She also acted on the strong legal impulse to justify the application of old principles to new circumstances through analogical reasoning.
King Lear and the Naked Truth deplores "the lack of historicity" among many recent "historicizing" literary critics and persuasively demonstrates that such critics are addicted to "quick-fix analogical thinking" (232).
In the first section of the book, "The Analogical Being," the author begins her analysis of pig consumption with a core question: how can one avoid thoughts of cannibalism while eating an animal that so resembles humans?