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Date: 1400-1500
Origin: Probably from Greek analogia, from analogos; ANALOGOUS


a‧nal‧o‧gy plural analogies [uncountable and countable]
something that seems similar between two situations, processes etc
analogy with/to/between
analogies between human and animal behaviour
draw/make an analogy (=make a comparison)
She drew an analogy between childbirth and the creative process.
Dr Wood explained the movement of light by analogy with (=using the analogy of) the movement of water.

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