English version

analogy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishanalogya‧nal‧o‧gy /əˈnælədʒi/ ●○○ AWL noun (plural analogies) [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 COMPAREsomething that seems similar between two situations, processes etcanalogy with/to/between 🔊 analogies between human and animal behaviourdraw/make an analogy (=make a comparison) 🔊 She drew an analogy between childbirth and the creative process.by analogy with 🔊 Dr Wood explained the movement of light by analogy with (=using the analogy of) the movement of water.
Examples from the Corpus
analogyThe Tree of Knowledge is the appropriate analogy.Lyell's system was, therefore, to exemplify an epistemological analogy.The main criticism of the argument from analogy is that these two assumptions are inconsistent.The Hobbesian analogy is considered to be partial and gender-biased.They assume, that is, that the principles of analogy and local interpretation constrain their experience.Leave all your old team analogies behind.To return to the analogy of the lawn sprinkler and the rainstorm, both can explain how the driveway got wet.The analogy has its limitations, but is a valuable starting point.by analogy withLevin and Bronshten reach similar conclusions, by analogy with typical terminal-flare meteors.This problem is sometimes called moral hazard, by analogy with insurance where the phenomenon is well known.Dr. Wood explained the movement of light by analogy with the movement of water.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.