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From Latin _analogia_, from Ancient Greek _ἀναλογία_ (analogía), from _ἀνά_ (aná) + _λόγος_ (lógos, “speech, reckoning”)

From Latin analogia, from Ancient Greek ἀναλογία (analogía), from ἀνά (aná) + λόγος (lógos, speech, reckoning)

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ANALOGY (_plural_ ANALOGIES) * A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects, especially when used as a basis for explanation or extrapolation. * 1841, Ralph Waldo Emerson, _Essays: First Series_, ch. 6: Yet the systole and diastole of the heart are not without their ANALOGY in the ebb and flow of love. * 1869, Charles Dickens, _The Uncommercial Traveller_, ch. 18: Is there any ANALOGY, in certain constitutions, between keeping an umbrella up, and keeping the spirits up? * 1901, Edith Wharton, _The Valley of Decision_, ch. 12: The old ANALOGY likening the human mind to an imperfect mirror, which modifies the images it reflects, occurred more than once to Odo. * 1983, "How to Write Programs," _Time_, 3 Jan.: Perhaps the easiest way to think of it is in terms of a simple ANALOGY: hardware is to software as a television set is to the shows that appear on it. * 2002, Harlan Coben, _Gone for Good_, ISBN 9780440236733, p. 75: A kid living on the street is a bit like — and please pardon the ANALOGY here — a weed. DERIVED TERMS * disanalogy * false analogy RELATED TERMS * analogue TRANSLATIONS

analogy (plural analogies)

  1. A relationship of resemblance or equivalence between two situations, people, or objects, especially when used as a basis for explanation or extrapolation.

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* metaphor * simile * example * homology * parable * parallelism

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