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what is a analogy?

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  • 9 months ago

    First of all, the question is 'What is an analogy'. NOT 'a' analogy.

    Secondly, and analogy is a familiar story given to people to understand a difficult concept.

    NB In English grammar nouns/words beginning with 'a,e,i,o,u and h' use the indefinite article 'an' . Othe words use the indefinite article 'a'.

    All words use the definite article 'the'.

    e.g.

    'An albatross'.

    'A bear'.

    'A cat'.

    'a dog'.

    'An elephant'.

    'An horse' or 'an house' or 'an hour'

    et.seq. ,

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  • 9 months ago

    Fingers are to hands, as toes are to feet.

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  • 9 months ago

    a comparison between two things, typically for the purpose of explanation or clarification.

    "an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies"

    a correspondence or partial similarity.

    "the syndrome is called deep dysgraphia because of its analogy to deep dyslexia"

    a thing which is comparable to something else in significant respects.

    "works of art were seen as an analogy for works of nature"

    Logic

    a process of arguing from similarity in known respects to similarity in other respects.

    synonyms: similarity, parallel, parallelism, correspondence, likeness, resemblance, correlation, relation, kinship, equivalence, similitude, symmetry, homology

    "an analogy between the workings of nature and those of human societies"

    antonyms: dissimilarity

    Linguistics

    a process by which new words and inflections are created on the basis of regularities in the form of existing ones.

    Biology

    the resemblance of function between organs that have a different evolutionary origin.

    Origin

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