Definition of Analogical

1. Adjective. Expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy. "The analogical use of a metaphor"

Similar to: Figurative, Nonliteral
Derivative terms: Analogy, Analogy

Definition of Analogical

1. a. Founded on, or of the nature of, analogy; expressing or implying analogy.

Definition of Analogical

1. Adjective. Of, pertaining to, based on, or composed of an analogy. ¹

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Definition of Analogical

1. [adj]

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Literary usage of Analogical

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1. The Works of George Berkeley, D.D., Bishop of Cloyne by George Berkeley, John Dewey, Ferdinand Gregorovius, George Sampson, Annie Hamilton, Arthur James Balfour Balfour (1898)
"Scholastic use of the terms "analogy" and "analogical" explained: analogical ... 17 et seq. the "analogical" theories of King and Browne are attacked. ..."

2. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"Although an analogical argument raised on a stronger resemblance may be surer than a similar ... We will divide analogical reasoning into two principal ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"When a term is predicated of the finite and of the Infinite, it is used, not in a univoca!, but in an analogical sense. The Divine Perfection, one and ..."

4. The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection: Or, The Preservation of by Charles Darwin (1900)
"... used in classification—analogical or adaptive characters—Affinities, general, complex, and radiating—Extinction separates and defines groups—MORPHOLOGY, ..."

5. The Works of George Berkeley ...: Including His Posthumous Works; with by George Berkeley (1901)
"Scholastic use of the terms ' analogy ' and ' analogical ' explained : analogical perfections of God misunderstood. 22. God intelligent, wise, and good, ..."

6. Lectures on the Study of Language by Hanns Oertel (1901)
"Such analogical interference may be claimed for a number of words wbich belong to one congeneric class, as when an original * opra% (cf. ..."

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