[ noun ] similarity in some respect between things that are otherwise dissimilar
: "the operation of a computer presents an interesting analogy to the working of the brain"
Used in print(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)
The specific analogy to the dilemma of love is the problem of the `` breakthrough '' in the realm of art .(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)
This has an interesting analogy with the assumption stated by Philippoff that `` the deformational mechanics of elastic solids can be applied to flowing solutions '' .
[ noun ] 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"
Used in print(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
This hypothesis is evolved in analogy to the demonstrated action of organic actives in detergency .
[ noun ] (psychology,logic) an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
Used in print(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
by analogy , the church also has been regarded_as entirely independent of the `` world '' in the sense of requiring nothing from it in_order to be the church .(Frank Oppenheimer, "Science and Fear-- A Discussion...)
The situation with regard_to our attitude and `` control '' of disease contains close analogies to problems confronting us with_respect_to people .
[ noun ] (religion) 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
[ noun ] (computer science) the technique of representing the real world by a computer program
"a simulation should imitate the internal processes and not merely the results of the thing being simulated"