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Definition of analogy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    analogy

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//əˈnælədʒi//
     
    (pl. analogies)
     
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  1. 1[countable] a comparison of one thing with another thing that has similar features; a feature that is similar analogy (between A and B) The teacher drew an analogy between the human heart and a pump. analogy (with something) There are no analogies with any previous legal cases.
  2. 2[uncountable] the process of comparing one thing with another thing that has similar features in order to explain it learning by analogy
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