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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

(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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It held that the "underinclusiveness" of the Alberta human rights act denied the equal benefit and protection of the law on the basis of a personal characteristic--sexual orientation--that is "analagous" to those which the Charter specifically enumerates (but does not actually enumerate).
Using GMM is analagous to two-stage least squares and allows for the Hansen (1982) test of overidentification.
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(141) The defense of copyright misuse is analagous to the patent misuse defense.
The role of the regulator is analagous to the role of the manager in Christensen's framework.
Pepetela adopts the detective story as a way of gaining creative access to an analagous (and even more more rampant) societal corruption.
Highly controversial in other social policy fields (Glennerster, 2003), pathfinder PFI or PPP projects have been developed, if slowly, for English council housing, usually at the neighbourhood or estate level and therefore analagous to partial transfer..
The European Constitution was an analagous process of preparation.
The magazine may be detachable or an integral part of the firearm." Further, AFTE defines a cylinder as "The rotatable part of a revolver that contains the chamber." Mas also states that a speedloader would be analagous to the magazine for a revolver.
Yeats's late cyclical and apocalyptic vision of history, most famously articulated in 'The Second Coming', is analagous to Benjamin's 'conception of the present as now-time shot through with splinters of messianic time'.
While you can obtain a database (the data being analagous to numbers in the boxes of a tax return), unless you know precisely how "all the fields relate to each other (via the instruction book), you will not be able to use the database to its fullest.