Definition of 'analogy'
- an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
- drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect; "the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain"; "the models show by analogy how matter is built up"
- the religious belief that between creature and creator no similarity can be found so great but that the dissimilarity is always greater; language can point in the right direction but any analogy between God and humans will always be inadequate
Synonyms: doctrine of analogy
Antonyms: apophatism cataphatism