analogies

plural of analogy
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as in metaphors
a way of describing or explaining one thing by means of describing another with which it shares certain points or qualities The teacher used the analogy of a common pipeline to explain bandwidth on the Internet.

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as in similarities
resemblance in certain points or qualities between two or more otherwise unlike things The study made note of analogies between human and ape social behavior.

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“Analogies.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/analogies. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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