Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 09/07/15 Analogy

Analogy (noun)
analogy [uh-nal-uh-jee]


noun, plural analogies.
1. a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based: the analogy between the heart and a pump.
2. similarity or comparability: I see no analogy between your problem and mine.
3. Biology. an analogous relationship.
4. Linguistics.
a. the process by which words or phrases are created or re-formed according to existing patterns in the language, as when shoon was re-formed as shoes, when -ize is added to nouns like winter to form verbs, or when a child says foots for feet.
b. a form resulting from such a process.
5. Logic. a form of reasoning in which one thing is inferred to be similar to another thing in a certain respect, on the basis of the known similarity between the things in other respects.

Synonyms
1. comparison, likeness, resemblance, similitude, affinity.
2. correspondence.

Origin: 1530-40; < Latin analogia < Greek. See analogous, -y

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