analogy


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Synonyms for analogy

an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others

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drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect

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the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater

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Gentner gives another illustration distinguishing between literal similarity and analogy by comparing these two assertions: "milk is like water" and "heat is like water" (Gentner 1989).
It is designed to help the middle and high school student study, practice and master analogy concepts.
Thus, the analogy of "proper proportionality" that Aquinas articulated in the De Veritate was progressively abandoned.
The first glaring problem with this analogy is that it fails to take into account that rockets being fired from the Gaza Strip are not being fired by a sovereign state; Gaza is not an independent country.
In the second and third parts of his book, geared toward specialists in the debate, Sparks is systematic, focused, and relentless in his critique of the inclusivists for failing to understand that the relationship between Israel and Church is sui generis and misusing the Israel analogy to argue that non-Christian religions and people are analogous to Judaism (Israel) and Jews.
After an intensive learning period covering several thousand tests, 6 baboons correctly performed the task, thus demonstrating an ability to resolve analogy problems.
Instead Hochschild is more interested in philosophically analyzing and defending Cajetan's semantics for analogy.
And when Wayne Rooney was rushed back into action by, of all people, Brown's best buddy Sir Alex Ferguson, it appeared the analogy was about to blow up in his face.
29, 1938 Munich Agreement signed by Germany, France, Britain and Italy -- created a new analogy.
Observing the enactment of this simulation suggested various questions: Just how central were Darwin's finches to the development of his theory of evolution and the analogy of natural selection?
THE Newcastle Conservatives accuse me of stretching an analogy (Voice Of The North November 26).
The presentation of my basic point regarding the four-point hypothesis, namely, that we may appeal to it for a new form of the psychological analogy for the divine processions, an analogy located in the divine missions themselves, and that we may begin a systematic theology with that new analogy, will be repeated in somewhat similar but also different ways as the article proceeds.