The definition of an analogy is a likeness or a comparison between two things that have some features that are the same and others which are different.(noun)
A Model T Ford and a Volkswagen are both cars, have four wheels, and run on gasoline so comparing them would be an example of an analogy.
See analogy in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. analogies
Origin: ME & OFr analogie < L analogia < Gr, proportion < analogos, in due ratio < ana-, according to + logos, word, reckoning: see logic
See analogy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. a·nal·o·gies
Origin: Middle English analogie
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin analogia
Origin: , from Greek analogiā
Origin: , from analogos, proportionate; see analogous.
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