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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.
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(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"
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[ˌænəˈlɒdʒɪkəl] ADJanalógico
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Though the certainty of this criterion is far from demonstrable, yet it has the savor of analogical probability.
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.
The landlord's analogical argument was not well received by the farrier--a man intensely opposed to compromise.
'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.
Although it has been suggested that in some instances a final -a may have an analogical source (cf.
Analogical terms pose a number of philosophical challenges.
In exploring the difference between artistic and technocratic and ideological forms of "order," as Jones represents them, it sets Jones's artistic quest for sacramental presence and analogical unity-in-diversity in conversation with William F.
The basis for the findings presented here is an analysis of mothers' verbal scaffolding of analogical and metacognitive thinking in infant/toddler pretend play.
Shari'ah refers to 'the practical divine law deduced from its legitimate sources: the Qur'an, Sunnah, consensus of Muslim scholars, analogical deduction, and other approved sources of Islamic law.'
Traditionally, analogical ontologies--ontologies that are hierarchically structured with beings participating in a primary being--have been defended by those who criticize secularism.