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analogy

 noun: Linguistic devices topic
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 [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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