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analogy

noun [C or U] uk   /əˈnæl.ə.dʒi/ us  
C2 a comparison between things that have similar features, often used to help explain a principle or idea: He drew an analogy between the brain and a vast computer. It is sometimes easier to illustrate an abstract concept by analogy with (= by comparing it with) something concrete.
analogous
adjective uk   /əˈnæl.ə.ɡəs/ us  
C2 The experience of mystic trance is in a sense analogous to sleep or drunkenness.
Translations of “analogy”
in Spanish Analogia…
in Chinese (Traditional) 類似, 類比, 比擬…
in Russian аналогия…
in Turkish iki şeyin birbirinden nasıl farklı olduğunu gösteren mukayese…
in Chinese (Simplified) 类似, 类比, 比拟…
in Polish analogia…
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