Definition of “analogy” - English Dictionary

“analogy” in British English

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analogynoun [ C or U ]

uk /əˈnæl.ə.dʒi/ us /əˈnæl.ə.dʒi/
adjective uk /əˈnæl.ə.ɡəs/ us /əˈnæl.ə.ɡəs/


The experience of mystic trance is in a sense analogous to sleep or drunkenness.

(Definition of “analogy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“analogy” in American English

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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.
adjective us /əˈnæl·ə·ɡəs/

The stock market recorded a 0.4% annual increase that was roughly analogous to results in the late 1960s.

(Definition of “analogy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)