analogy


analogy
01. ESL students often try to draw [analogies] between English and their mother tongue, but it is not always possible.
02. Looking for an honest man in politics is [analogous] to looking for a virgin in a brothel.
03. His use of diagrams, [analogies] and examples made his presentation much more effective.
04. To try to make an [analogy] between the regime of Saddam Hussein and Hitler is absurd. The actions of Hitler were without parallel in human history.
05. There can be no [analogy] to a nuclear war: it is totally beyond all human experience and comprehension.
06. An [analogy] can be drawn between the treatment of homosexuals today, and the treatment of various racial minorities in the past.
07. When my students worry that they aren't improving, I use the [analogy] of my children's growth: I'm not aware of how much they've grown because I see them every day, but friends who see them infrequently certainly notice the change.
08. Schools are organized like factories, and the educational process is [analogous] to commodity production.
09. The use of [analogies] in writing can help to point out relationships which are not always evident.
10. In a certain way, death can be seen as somewhat [analogous] to birth; both represent a profound moment of transition.
11. René Jules Dubos once remarked that microbes display associations with other living things which have perplexing and illuminating [analogies] with human societies.
12. Samuel Butler once observed that though [analogy] is often misleading, it is the least misleading thing we have.
13. Thoreau once suggested that all perception of truth is the detection of an [analogy].
14. The strangest [analogy] I ever heard was when, after bombing Baghdad, the pilot said the city was lit up like a Christmas tree.
15. In biology, the wings of an insect and a bird are considered [analogous] in that they developed independently as adaptations to the common function of enabling flight.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Analogy — is both the cognitive process of transferring information from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (the target), and a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process. In a narrower sense, analogy is… …   Wikipedia

  • Analogy — • A philosophical term used to designate, first, a property of things; secondly, a process of reasoning Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Analogy     Analogy      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • analogy — 1 *likeness, similitude, resemblance, similarity, affinity 2 Analogy, simile, metaphor designate a comparison between things essentially or generically different but strikingly alike in one or more pertinent aspects. Analogy is the general term… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • analogy — 1. In language analogy is the process by which the use of words follows precedents set by other words without going through all the stages that produced those precedents. This is a fundamental aspect of the way languages develop, and applies to… …   Modern English usage

  • Analogy — A*nal o*gy, n.; pl. {Analogies}. [L. analogia, Gr. ?, fr. ?: cf. F. analogie. See {Analogous}.] 1. A resemblance of relations; an agreement or likeness between things in some circumstances or effects, when the things are otherwise entirely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • analogy — I noun affinity, agreement, close relation, close resemblance, common feature, comparability, comparison, congruity, correlation, correspondence, equivalence, homology, like quality, likeness, logical relation, parallel relation, parallelism,… …   Law dictionary

  • analogy — [ə nal′ə jē] n. pl. analogies [ME & OFr analogie < L analogia < Gr, proportion < analogos, in due ratio < ana , according to + logos, word, reckoning: see LOGIC] 1. similarity in some respects between things otherwise unlike; partial… …   English World dictionary

  • analogy — analogy. См. аналогия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • analogy — (n.) 1540s (perhaps early 15c.), from O.Fr. analogie or directly from L. analogia, from Gk. analogia proportion, from ana upon, according to (see ANA (Cf. ana )) + logos ratio, also word, speech, reckoning (see LOGOS (Cf. logos)). A mathematical… …   Etymology dictionary

  • analogy — [n] agreement, similarity affinity, alikeness, comparison, correlation, correspondence, equivalence, homology, likeness, metaphor, parallel, relation, relationship, resemblance, semblance, simile, similitude; concepts 278,670 Ant. disagreement,… …   New thesaurus

  • analogy — ► NOUN (pl. analogies) 1) a comparison between one thing and another made to explain or clarify. 2) a correspondence or partial similarity. DERIVATIVES analogical adjective …   English terms dictionary