Analogical



based on, involving, or expressing an .
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analogical reasoning from history or from recent experience in other places is wholly delusive.
The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. IV. (of 12) Edmund Burke

analogical inference in its turn is as closely allied with induction.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 8 Various

analogical reasoning has a prominent place in our mental operations.
Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism F. V. N. Painter

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  • Analogic

    based on, involving, or expressing an .

  • Analogy

    a similarity between like features of two things, on which a comparison may be based: the analogy between the heart and a pump. similarity or comparability: I see no analogy between your problem and mine. Biology. an analogous relationship. Linguistics. the process by which words or phrases are created or re-formed according to existing patterns […]



  • Analogize

    to make use of in reasoning, argument, etc. to be ; show . to make ; show an between: to analogize a dog to a cat. verb (intransitive) to make use of analogy, as in argument; draw comparisons (transitive) to make analogous or reveal analogy in v. “explain by analogy,” 1650s, from French analogiser (17c.) […]

  • Analogise

    to make use of in reasoning, argument, etc. to be ; show . to make ; show an between: to analogize a dog to a cat. verb (intransitive) to make use of analogy, as in argument; draw comparisons (transitive) to make analogous or reveal analogy in v. “explain by analogy,” 1650s, from French analogiser (17c.) […]



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