analogical

adjective
an·​a·​log·​i·​cal | \ ˌa-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce analogical (audio) \
variants: or less commonly analogic \ ˌa-​nə-​ˈlä-​jik How to pronounce analogic (audio) \

Definition of analogical

1 : of, relating to, or based on analogy
2 : expressing or implying analogy

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Other Words from analogical

analogically \ ˌa-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce analogically (audio) \ adverb

Examples of analogical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet unless McEwan really means to suggest that his countrymen on the Brexiting right are evil, the gesture simply lacks analogical power. Graham Hillard, National Review, "Ian McEwan Doesn’t Get Brexit," 24 Oct. 2019 The result is an intriguing mix of inside and outside, of analogical and virtual realities. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Celebs Turned Out for the Prada Resort 2019 Fashion Show in New York," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of analogical

1609, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Analogical.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analogic. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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