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Noun analogy has 3 senses
  1. analogy - an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
    --1 is a kind of
    inference, illation
    Derived forms: verb analogize1, verb analogise1
  2. analogy - drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect; "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"
    --2 is a kind of
    comparison, comparing
    Derived forms: verb analogize1, verb analogise1
  3. doctrine of analogy, analogy - the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; language can point in the right direction but any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
    --3 is a kind of religion, faith, religious belief
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