analogy analogy  /ə ˈnæ lə dʒi/


  1. (n) an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
  2. (n) drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
  3. (n) the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate

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  1. Football analysts are using a computer science analogy for the exit of some European teams from the World Cup: garbage in, garbage out.
  2. This is a famous analogy of 1802; anyone who sees a watch is forced to assume the existence of a watchmaker who made it.
  3. Although the venue was different, the conditions were same, and therefore an analogy could be drawn why the results of the football game were similar.


  1. "We Want Fairness. There Is No Fairness If You Do Not Let Us Cheat"

    To find what is perhaps the best analogy of the mentality behind today's global capital markets and the perhaps the entire US economy as well, one has to travel to Zhongxiang in Hubei province, where a university entrance exam for 800 students did not go quite as expected. Telegraph reports: "When students at the No. 3 high school in Zhongxiang arrived to sit their exams earlier this month, they ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Zero Hedge

  2. Shane Battier hits 6 3-pointers in huge Game 7 explosion: ‘Reports of my demise were premature’

    After spending Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on the bench, shackled to the sideline by a shooting slump that seemed like it might never end, Shane Battier offered a pretty disgusting analogy to describe the experience of watching … Continue reading ?
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Ball Don't Lie via Yahoo! Sports

  3. Bordentown graduation: A pregnant pause

    BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP — In an analogy that elicited booming laughter, Bordentown Regional High School valedictorian Brandon Hudik compared the high school experience to “getting pregnant … four times” d
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Burlington County Times

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  1. "I don't think that General Clark you know had the same intent as the swift boat ads that we saw four years ago, I reject that analogy," Obama said curtly back to the allegation by a reporter.
    on Jul 1, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

  2. "I think the analogy is false," Bush said. "I also happen to think that analogy sends the wrong message to our troops and sends the wrong message to the enemy."
    on Apr 13, 2004 By: President Bush Source: CNN International

  3. "I made an inaccurate and wrong analogy, and I have extended my sincere apology to him," Rockefeller said in a statement. "While we differ a great deal on policy issues, I profoundly respect and appreciate his dedication to our country, and I...
    on Apr 8, 2008 By: Jay Rockefeller Source: International Herald Tribune

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