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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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A second conclusion pertains to what appear to be significant patterns in the EOE data, patterns that have primarily to do with the analogical attachment of the u-plural in Group 1 nouns, those which were originally disyllabic and featured a long root syllable.
Chapter 7 addresses the sort of unity that analogical terms possess--Proportional Unity.
The analogical and univocal orders--the sacramental search for order and integration, and the immanentist parodies of the same (which presume to exhaust reality)--find their respective embodiments in the figures of the Tutelar and Tribune, as I will show.
During the time that pretend play develops, it demands higher forms of thinking in the child, including early forms of analogical and metacognitive thinking.
The "Analogical Completions" subtest assessed how children completed a sentence after determining the relationship between the first and second statements.
In a similar vein, Stewart, Barnes-Holmes, Roche, and Smeets (2001) showed that the abstraction of nonarbitrary properties, such as color, could be the basis for equivalence and equivalence-equivalence responding, extending the previous model of analogical reasoning to include nonarbitrary relations in the RFT account of analogical reasoning.
For Unger a formalist approach to legal analysis supposes that each area of law and doctrine relies on 'some picture of the forms of human association that are right and realistic in the areas of social life with which it deals.' (47) And without such a guiding vision, legal reasoning would collapse into ordinary analogical reasoning.
An important literature exists for distinguishing analogical and metaphorical models (Hesse 1953, 1964; Hutten, 1954; Miller, 1996; Bradie, 1998; Bailer-Jones, 2002).
This falls directly out of our computational model of analogical matching below.
They (2004) argued that analogical reasoning is a measure of g, the general intelligence factor.
system of analogical correspondences that structured Renaissance