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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 sum, from an archetypal perspective, the fragmented bits of information gathered by Ayscough cohere like the pieces of a puzzle into a perfect fourfold design according to which the real aim of the journey from London to Devon is to perform a ritual act that would analogically enact Mr.
Avicenna distinguishes analogical notions that are predicated analogically in an absolute sense (mutlaqa), that is, without qualification, from those that are predicated according to a relation (bihasab an-nisba).
We suppose that velocity in all volume of two-phase flow is distributed analogically to uniform flow.
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Schiller's categories of naive and sentimental poet are expanded analogically into naive and sentimental historian (121)--a dichotomy that proves very productive for this material.
Neither has a discoverable Indo-European pedigree; neither can be be generated analogically from within its own extended paradigm; neither has any claim to historical priority over the other.
Whereas both forms share the idea that America should be hospitable to a diversity of ethnoracially specific cultures, pluralist multiculturalism tends to "depict society as an expanse of internally homogeneous and analogically structured units, each possessed of a comparable myth of diaspora.
She learns, analogically, that she should be like the swallow, unbound by what she has so that she is ready to migrate, not to the south, but to a world beyond "this deathstruck life and deathlier evil.
In "The Theatre and the Court in the 1590s," Fritz Levy uses the Earl of Essex's career to explore the irony of a courtier who played real-life roles before the Queen only to be played himself, posthumously and analogically, before the nation in Jonson's Sejanus and the plays of Chapman and Daniel, among others.
Perrault also uses the mirror analogically when he seeks to weaken Descartes's absolute denial of cognitive capacity in the beast-machine.
The American state analogically reduced to a tiny brownish white, whitish brow' chirping passerine?