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Part of speech: adjective

Figurative. analogic.

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Usage examples "analogical":

  1. In so far as it is merely analogical, it might be only more or less probable; but being founded also on the law of causality, it is an inductive inference, and, as such, one of the most certain convictions of the human mind. - "Modern Atheism under its forms of Pantheism, Materialism, Secularism, Development, and Natural Laws", James Buchanan.
  2. We are driven to the necessity of deducing our information from the results of analogical reconstruction. - "Some Forerunners of Italian Opera", William James Henderson.
  3. All analogical resemblances, as of a whale to a fish, may indeed be said to be cases of convergence; but this term has never been applied to superficial and adaptive resemblances. - "The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition)", Charles Darwin.