an·a·log·i·cal | \ˌa-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl \
variants: or less commonly analogic \-jik \

Definition of analogical 

1 : of, relating to, or based on analogy

2 : expressing or implying analogy

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analogically \-ji-k(ə-)lē \ adverb

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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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to reject or criticize sharply

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