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Analogy 1

Definition: A resemblance of relations; an agreement or likeness between things in some circumstances or effects, when the things are otherwise entirely different. Thus, learning enlightens the mind, because it is to the mind what light is to the eye, enabling it to discover things before hidden.

Analogy 2

Definition: A relation or correspondence in function, between organs or parts which are decidedly different.

Analogy 3

Definition: Proportion; equality of ratios.

Analogy 4

Definition: Conformity of words to the genius, structure, or general rules of a language; similarity of origin, inflection, or principle of pronunciation, and the like, as opposed to anomaly.

analogy 5

Definition: 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"

analogy 6

Definition: an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others

analogy 7

Definition: the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; language can point in the right direction but any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate

 

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