Definition of analogy:
- A relation or correspondence in function, between organs or parts which are decidedly different.
- A resemblance of relations; an agreement or likeness between things in some circumstances or effects, when the things are otherwise entirely different. Thus, learning enlightens the mind, because it is to the mind what light is to the eye, enabling it to discover things before hidden.
- Conformity of words to the genius, structure, or general rules of a language; similarity of origin, inflection, or principle of pronunciation, and the like, as opposed to anomaly.
- Proportion; equality of ratios.
- comparison (part of speech: noun)
representation (part of speech: noun)
- similarity (part of speech: noun)
- relation (part of speech: noun)
- "The New Tenant", E. Phillips Oppenheim.
The life itself bore a very similar analogy to that he had led hitherto, not because the school was at all luxurious or riotous, but because his life, even at the Vicarage, had been of an unusual austerity.- "Secret Bread", F. Tennyson Jesse.