an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
doctrine of analogy
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
"the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain"; "the models show by analogy how matter is built up"
doctrine of analogy
doctrine of analogy, analogy(noun)
the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Analogy is specifically a resemblance of relations; a resemblance that may be reasoned from, so that from the likeness in certain respects we may infer that other and perhaps deeper relations exist. Affinity is a mutual attraction with or without seeming likeness; as, the affinity of iron for oxygen. Coincidence is complete agreement in some one or more respects; there may be a coincidence in time of most dissimilar events. Parity of reasoning is said of an argument equally conclusive on subjects not strictly analogous. Similitude is a rhetorical comparison of one thing to another with which it has some points in common. Resemblance and similarity are external or superficial, and may involve no deeper relation; as, the resemblance of a cloud to a distant mountain. Compare ALLEGORY.
The analogy between (or of) nature and revelation; the analogy of sound to light; a family has some analogy with (or to) a state.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
Translations for analogy
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- аналогия, подобиеBulgarian
- analogiaCatalan, Valencian
- համաբանություն, անալոգիաArmenian
- 類推, 類比, 類似, アナロジーJapanese
- аналогия, сходство, подобиеRussian
- analògija, nȃlika, анало̀гијаSerbo-Croatian
Get even more translations for analogy »
Find a translation for the analogy synonym in other languages:
Select another language: