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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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Even the analogist grammarians must admit that there are different usages having different regularities ([sub sections] 229-31).
(11.) The main debate is between, on the one hand, propositionalists, who argue for an all-propositional, digital basis of mental images (see Pylyshyn), and, on the other, analogists, who suggest that there exists a structural isomorphism between perceptions and representations and thus assume that images are basically analogous (see Kosslyn).
at 952 ("The Wittgensteinian analogists are joined by Young Turk neo-Aristotelian analogical mystics, whose leading figure among legal theorists is Cass Sunstein.").