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The similarity of structure between two species that are not closely related; attributable to convergent evolution.
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1[countable] a comparison of one thing with another thing that has similar features; a feature that is similar analogy (between A and B) The teacher drew an analogy between the human heart and a pump. [..]
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1540s (perhaps early 15c.), from Old French analogie or directly from Latin analogia, from Greek analogia "proportion," from ana- "upon, according to" (see ana-) + logos "rati [..]
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The modification of grammatical usage from the desire for uniformity. For instance, a child who states, "I broked the toy" or a man who says "I knowed the truth" is [..]
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an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect; "the operation of a computer presents [..]
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process of reasoning based on partial similarity.
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n. Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.
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The invocation of a similar but different instance to that which is being represented, in order to bring out its salient features through the comparison.
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A comparison demonstrating the similarities between two things, people or situations. It is a device to clarify an idea through a connection. Analogies are often used in persuading, explaining or argu [..]
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The comparison of two things, which are alike in several respects, for the purpose of explaining or clarifying some unfamiliar or difficult idea or object by showing how the idea or object is similar to some familiar one. While simile and analogy often overlap, the simile is generally a more artistic likening, done briefly for effect and emphasis, [..]
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A comparison based upon similarities and relationships of things that are somewhat alike but mostly different. An analogy often makes a point-by-point comparison from a familiar object to an unfamilia [..]
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Similarity of function but not of origin. anamnestic response
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noun. 1. a likeness between two different beings within the confines of specific areas. 2. an argumentative technique that teeters upon the implication that a likeness may exist between at least two b [..]
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An analogy is a linguistic comparison of two objects that emphasizes the similarities between those two objects. For instance, a person can compare the structure of an atom (nucleus and rings of proto [..]
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Similarity of function, although the structures of interest may look different. The human hand and an elephant’s trunk are analogous features. Compare homology.
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Similarity that is not due to homology
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normal'>Mental process that makes connections between relations in two sets of objects.
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(n) an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others(n) drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect(n) the religious belief that between creat [..]
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Analogy means the establishment of similarity in certain aspects, relations or properties between quite dissimilar things. Analogy makes possible deduction of properties of the thing on the basis of r [..]
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an irregularity; an illogical instance within an otherwise set, regulated framework; a deviation from a rule.
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Non-homologous similarity of structure resulting from similarity of function.
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a process of reasoning whereby two entities that share some similarities are assumed to share many others.
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    See homoplasy.
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Similarity in function filling a common need but having a different evolutionary origin. Anamorphosis:
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The deduction of the function of a new gene or protein by comparison with genes or proteins of known function using similarity searching and alignment.
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We say that something A is analogous to something B if, in some relevant respect, A is similar to but not identical with B. This is the basic relation ...
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A connection established between two otherwise dissimilar ideas or things.
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  The comparison of two things, which are alike in some respects, in order to explain or clarify an idea or object by showing how similar it is to something familiar. Although a simile and analogy ar [..]
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<biology> Two anatomical structures or behavioural traits within different and unrelated organisms which perform the same functions in each organism but which did not originate from an ancestral [..]
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Using one situation (for example, a story of your experience) to demonstrate a resemblance or likeness between things, when in actuality the things are otherwise entirely different. An example you wou [..]
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A likeness in some ways between dissimilar things that are otherwise unlike. Because of the similarity, many of the equations are identical except for a change of variables or subscripts.
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A:B::C:DA is to B as C is to D. A and B are related in the same way (and direction) that C and D are related.Analogies:SAT::MySpace:InternetIf you took the SAT before 2005, you might remember that nas [..]
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