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Of, expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy: the analogical use of a metaphor.

an′a·log′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌæn lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl)

also an`a•log′ic,

based on, involving, or expressing an analogy.
[1560–70; < Latin < Greek]
an`a•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
an`a•log′i•cal•ness, n.
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Adj.1.analogical - expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy; "the analogical use of a metaphor"
figurative, nonliteral - (used of the meanings of words or text) not literal; using figures of speech; "figurative language"


[ˌænəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJanalógico
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Though the certainty of this criterion is far from demonstrable, yet it has the savor of analogical probability.
The landlord's analogical argument was not well received by the farrier--a man intensely opposed to compromise.
And we are led to this conclusion, which has been arrived at by many naturalists under the designation of single centres of creation, by some general considerations, more especially from the importance of barriers and from the analogical distribution of sub-genera, genera, and families.
Some of the analogical signs which (guided by his faculty of imitation) he had contrived, were comprehensible; such as the waving motion of his hand for the motion of a boat, the circular one for a wheel, &c.
He submitted, in a low voice across the table to Bishop, that it was a kind of analogical illustration of those physical laws, in virtue of which Like flies to Like.
The aim of this modification would be to focus learning around textual comprehension skills and analogical reasoning processes as these are clearly the core cognitive skills that lead to success in solving worded problems.
Blake is able to accomplish this, she claims, because his work is performative and uncovers an analogical language.
A strong case that crows can deal with analogies could spark new questions about the evolution of analogical reasoning, says comparative psychologist Timothy Flemming of Portland State University in Oregon.
As McKay puts it, "the successful adaptor requires an analogical mind which can create a dialogic relationship between past and present" (59).
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Were a reader of Balthasar to miss the analogical nature of these crucial distinctions, it would be easier to agree with K.