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n. similarity, parallelism; comparability

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Analogy (from Greek ἀναλογία, analogia, "proportion") is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another (the target), or a linguistic expression corresponding to such a process. In a narrower sense, analogy is an inference or an argument from one particular to another particular, as opposed to deductioninduction, and abduction, where at least one of the premises or the conclusion is general. The word analogy can also refer to the relation between the source and the target themselves, which is often, though not necessarily, a , as in the biological notion of analogy.

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Noun
1. an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
(hypernym) inference, illation
(derivation) analogize, analogise
2. 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"
(hypernym) comparison, comparing
(derivation) analogize, analogise
3. 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
(synonym) doctrine of analogy
(hypernym) religion, faith, religious belief


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n. analogie; analogicky

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Rzecz. analogia; przez analogię


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