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analogy

Pronunciation: /əˈnælədʒi/

Translation of analogy in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -gies)

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  • analogía (feminine) to draw an analogy with sth establecer* una analogía con algo the texts show analogies with … los textos presentan analogías con … to argue by o from analogy razonar por analogía
    Example sentences
    • Between the taboo of ‘eating the dead’ and that of eating domestic animals, the analogy between relatives and animals is clear.
    • There is a limited analogy between the relation of theology to religious discourse and the relation of logic to language.
    • The analogy between outlawing gay marriage and interracial marriage won't withstand scrutiny.

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