analogy - definition and synonyms

 
noun [countable/uncountable] 

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/əˈnælədʒi/
singularanalogy
pluralanalogies
  1. a comparison between two situations, processes etc that is intended to show that the two are similar

    He uses the analogy of the family to explain the role of the state.

    draw an analogy (=make an analogy):

    Our manager is fond of drawing analogies between business and football.