HyperDic: analogy

English > 3 senses of the word analogy:
NOUNcognitionanalogyan inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
actanalogydrawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
cognitionanalogy, doctrine of analogythe religious belief that between creature / creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater
analogy > pronunciation
Soundsahnae'lahjhiy
RhymesAgee ... zoology: 128 rhymes with jhiy...
English > analogy: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others.
Broaderinference, illationThe reasoning involved in drawing a conclusion or making a logical judgment on the basis of circumstantial evidence and prior conclusions rather than on the basis of direct observation
Spanishanalogía
Catalananalogia
Adjectivesanalogicalexpressing, composed of, or based on an analogy / analogy
analogoussimilar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar / dissimilar
Nounsanalogistsomeone who looks for analogies / analogies or who reasons by analogy / analogy
Verbsanalogize, analogisemake an analogy / analogy
English > analogy: 3 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningDrawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect.
Examples
  • "the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain"
  • "the models show by analogy how matter is built up"
Broadercomparison, comparingThe act of examining resemblances
Spanishanalogia, analogía
Catalananalogia
Adjectivesanalogicalexpressing, composed of, or based on an analogy / analogy
analogoussimilar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar / dissimilar
Nounsanalogistsomeone who looks for analogies / analogies or who reasons by analogy / analogy
Verbsanalogize, analogisemake an analogy / analogy
English > analogy: 3 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe religious belief that between creature / creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate.
Synonymdoctrine of analogy
Broaderreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
OppositeapophatismThe religious belief that God cannot be known but is completely 'other' and must be described in negative terms (in terms of what God is not)
cataphatismThe religious belief that God has given enough clues to be known to humans positively and affirmatively (e.g., God created Adam 'in his own image')
Spanishanalogía
Catalananalogia

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