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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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The central goal emerges from earlier research suggesting human beings use analogies to communicate, especially for more complicated topics.
And that's a shame, because I find analogies to be exceptionally useful in understanding concepts and in explaining them.
(1996), these anomalous changes indicate analogies in the underlying mechanism in totally different systems.
Four papers dealt with formal (symbol-string) analogies. These papers examined how to predict the morphology of rare words, predict unseen words in text translation, solve symbol-string analogical equations, and translate natural language input to bash commands.
They also reported that verbal analogies tests, such as the Miller Analogies Test (MAT), is a valid predictor of performance in both academic and work sites, mostly when compared with the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
analogies" of eighteenth-century poetry, for, as Coleridge writes,
"In terms of thinking like humans, analogies are where it's at," said Forbus, Walter P.
In this article I will formulate the concept of multicultural dance education, the role of analogies, and the teaching of dance to students with disabilities.
However, analogies can be powerful, particularly if they wash away the complexity and difficulty in understanding neuroscience.
First, I draw on Linnaeus's own analogies between the characters of plants and the characters of the binomial terms that he chooses to signify them.
My aim is to provide an overview of the way Avicenna employs distinct analogies of existence within the central argument of the Ilahiyyat, which brings us from being qua being to the existence of the divine necessary existence in itself.
The use of analogies in learning are credited as among the most effective method of solidifying abstract concepts to better understanding and retention of new knowledge (Dincer, 2011).
They also pointed to other examples of physical analogies, including those between the celebrated Lorenz (1963) low-order model (LOM) of thermal convection and phenomena occurring in lasers, the dynamics of a thermohaline loop oscillator, and El Nino-Southern Oscillation (HC13, p.
The researchers agreed with their ideas that analogies are more of a tool to bring about hypotheses instead of proving them.