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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.
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The landlord's analogical argument was not well received by the farrier--a man intensely opposed to compromise.
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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.
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Still, I disagree with van Trijp about the nature of the mechanism that he uses to obtain multifunctionality, namely analogical reasoning.
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