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Definition of "analogical" []

  • Of, expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy: the analogical use of a metaphor. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "analogical" in a sentence
  • "Second, it has a certain analogical strength (particularly upon first impression)."
  • "If this is a Schiavo thing, it’s lacking in analogical power, but I’ll leave it at that."
  • "The difference is, that in the case of a complete induction it has been previously shown, by due comparison of instances, that there is an invariable conjunction between the former property or properties and the latter property; but in what is called analogical reasoning, no such conjunction has been made out."