usage: an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
2. analogy, comparison, comparing
usage: 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"
3. doctrine of analogy, analogy, religion, faith, religious belief
usage: 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