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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 a way these bridging analogies serve a similar purpose as Gentner's systematicity principle, by increasing the quantity and coherence of the structural edifice making up the analogy, and it appears that analogy-based learning can have a dramatic effect.
Race-based analogies had generally failed in courts, discouraging
World War II provides politicians with generous fodder for historical analogies.
Consistent with the predictive nature of analogies, at the beginning of the simulation each student is assigned a specific tool and asked to predict the tool's potential for picking up small seeds from the large dish.
I say "almost from the beginning" because even these analogies from created supernatural realities, precisely as humanly constructed analogies, are themselves grounded in analogies from what is naturally known.
Whether Presidents decide to act based on analogies such as Munich and Vietnam or use them only as devices to condense complicated reasoning into easy-to-grasp imagery is a difficult question that is not conclusively answered.
Bush used both the Munich and Vietnam analogies in his decision to launch the Gulf War of 1991.
Analogies involve matching current instances (the "target") with those from the past (the "source").
The following three experiments (a) assessed whether these equivalence-equivalence performances and corresponding classical analogies could be based on equivalence responding (Experiments 2 and 3), or (b) were designed to further improve the equivalence-equivalence test (Experiment 4).
In light of the terrorist attacks on America, some individuals have been critical of sports writers' and sport fans' use of war analogies to describe sporting events (Holley, 2001; Miklasz 2001).
The second section of Ireland's Others concentrates on the analysis, more specifically, of anti-colonial metaphors and analogies.
Record's concern is that Presidents unleash historical analogies like electoral promises to justify armed intervention.