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Word: analogy

Definition: similarity; parallelism; comparing two similar things

Sentences Containing 'analogy'

"Navaja" means "knife" or "razor" (hence an analogy to Blades' surname) in Spanish.
A rectangle whose aspect ratio is the silver ratio is sometimes called a silver rectangle by analogy with golden rectangles.
After Azerbaijan's Sovietization in 1920 Hagverdiyev was appointed head of the department for theatres in the People's Commissariat for Enlightening (early Soviet analogy of the Ministry of Education).
All our reasonings concerning matter of fact are founded on a species of Analogy, which leads us to expect from any cause the same events, which we have observed to result from similar causes.
And it must be confessed, that, in the present case of freezing, the event follows contrary to the rules of analogy, and is such as a rational Indian would not look for.
And the graceful charm of curved lines swinging in harmonious rhythm through a composition has its analogy in gradated tones.
Another issue is that the analogy does not specify a suitable reference state for proteins.
But this inference is chiefly grounded on analogy, and it is immaterial whether or not it be accepted.
But where the objects have not so exact a similarity, the analogy is less perfect, and the inference is less conclusive; though still it has some force, in proportion to the degree of similarity and resemblance.
Consider all this; and then turn to this green, gentle, and most docile earth; consider them both, the sea and the land; and do you not find a strange analogy to something in yourself?
Explanation of the "Synthetic-Aperture" Analogy.
Given the above, it is clear that there is an analogy between real options and financial options, and we would therefore expect options-based modelling and analysis to be applied here.
However, the analogy is spurious as software that protects a computer from malware, and a system of intelligence gathering are incomparable.
In "The Power of the Daleks", the Second Doctor's first story, the Doctor draws an analogy between the renewal and a caterpillar turning into a butterfly.
In all these respects the species of large genera present a strong analogy with varieties.
In analogy to Christianity a qadiyat would be considered a diocese.
In analogy, it can be argued that the ‘Physicians’ list represents an insignificant fraction of the total medical profession.
It has been called a "phenomenon of analogy", and is observed in as early as the Song Dynasty.
It is commonly supposed that such a teapot would melt, and be impossible to use, therefore the term is often used as an analogy for any useless item.
It is generally admitted that there exists between these organs and ordinary muscle a close analogy, in intimate structure, in the distribution of the nerves, and in the manner in which they are acted on by various reagents.
It is hard to explain it, but it may perhaps be illustrated by analogy with literature and music.
It is, however, often difficult to distinguish between rudimentary and nascent organs; for we can judge only by analogy whether a part is capable of further development, in which case alone it deserves to be called nascent.
It was named New Salisbury, but in 1667 the name was changed to Amesbury on the analogy of Amesbury, England, which was next to Salisbury, England.
Judging from analogy, the tendency to distortion would no doubt be increased through the principle of inheritance.
Kuhn's version of incommensurability has an important psychological dimension; this is apparent from his analogy between a paradigm shift and the flip-over involved in some optical illusions.
Of course the vital heat is not to be confounded with fire; but so much for analogy.
One may sometimes conjecture from analogy what will follow; but still this is but conjecture.
Photo Neurdein -RRB- There is some analogy between straight lines and flat tones, and curved lines and gradated tones.
Political equality between Whites and Blacks was portrayed as problematic, if not impossible (an analogy also extended to the United States).
She chose architecture for the analogy it offered to her ideas, especially in the context of the ascent of modern architecture.
Some advocates of these approaches, by analogy to software code, argue for a "central codebase" in the form of a set of policies that are maintained in a public registry and that are "infinitely reproducible".
The accursed shark alone can in any generic respect be said to bear comparative analogy to him.
The character , which gives the "ingō" its name, originally indicated an enclosure or section and therefore, by analogy, it later came to mean a cloister in a monastery.
The design of the Deltar was based on the analogy that exists between the properties and behaviour of water and electricity.
The diacritic for dentolabial consonants in the Extended IPA is a superscript bridge, , by analogy with the subscript bridge used for labiodentals.
The first, qualitative justification of PMFs is due to Sippl, and based on an analogy with the statistical physics of liquids.
The French word derives from the archaic , meaning "penis" (modern French ), by analogy with the shape of the tuber.
The hardiness of their ordinary life prepares them for the fatigues of war, to some of which their necessary occupations bear a great analogy.
The nomenclature of these sites is taken by direct analogy to Growth Hormone, probably the best studied of four helix bundle cytokines.
The rhetorical device of the "elder sister", comparable to "negotiorum gestio", makes an analogy between the relationship of Buenos Aires and other cities of the viceroyalty with a sibling relationship.
The terminology is based on what happens in the region around the value 0, and uses the analogy of viewing the input-output function of the quantizer as a stairway.
The word was coined in analogy with transcriptomics and proteomics as similar to the "transcriptome" and the "proteome", the metabolome is dynamic, changing from second to second.
There are six aspects he examines 1) accessibility, 2) analogy, 3) density, 4) order, 5) distinctive traits, and 6) interpretability.
Therefore, to proceed to an understanding of a SASER design we need to imagine it in analogy with a laser device.
This analogy caused the Copyright Office to issue copyright certificates under its "Rule of Doubt".
This kind of operation is also called "Geiger mode" in literature, in analogy with the Geiger counter.
This use provided the analogy and terminology for computer clipboards.
Top condensation arises naturally in Topcolor models, that are extensions of the standard model in analogy to Quantum Chromodynamics.
Verbs beginning with the approximants "n" and "y", which were susceptible to assimilation in Classical Mandaic, have been reformed on the analogy of the strong verbs.
While traces of this category survived elsewhere in Germanic, the phenomenon is largely obscured in these other languages by later sound changes and analogy.
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