analogy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"analogy" in British English

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analogynoun [C or U]

uk   us   /əˈnæl.ə.dʒi/
C2 a ​comparison between things that have ​similarfeatures, often used to ​helpexplain a ​principle or ​idea: He drew an analogy between the ​brain and a ​vastcomputer. It is sometimes ​easier to ​illustrate an ​abstractconcept by analogy with (= by ​comparing it with) something ​concrete.
analogous
adjective uk   us   /əˈnæl.ə.ɡəs/
C2 The ​experience of ​mystictrance is in a ​sense analogous tosleep or ​drunkenness.
(Definition of analogy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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analogynoun [C/U]

 us   /əˈnæl·ə·dʒi/
literature a ​comparison of the ​features or ​qualities of two different things to show ​their similarities: [C] He was ​explaining that the ​mind has no ​form and is ​invisible, and that a ​useful analogy is of the ​mind being like the ​sky.
analogous
adjective  us   /əˈnæl·ə·ɡəs/
The ​stockmarketrecorded a 0.4% ​annualincrease that was ​roughly analogous to ​results in the late 1960s.
(Definition of analogy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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