analogist

analogist

[uh-nal-uh-jist]
noun
1.
a person who employs or argues from analogy.
2.
a person who seeks analogies.

Origin:
1830–40; analog(ize) + -ist

analogistic, adjective
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analogy (əˈnælədʒɪ)
 
n , pl -gies
1.  agreement or similarity, esp in a certain limited number of features or details
2.  a comparison made to show such a similarity: to draw an analogy between an atom and the solar system
3.  biology the relationship between analogous organs or parts
4.  logic, maths a form of reasoning in which a similarity between two or more things is inferred from a known similarity between them in other respects
5.  linguistics imitation of existing models or regular patterns in the formation of words, inflections, etc: a child may use ``sheeps'' as the plural of ``sheep'' by analogy with ``dog'', ``dogs'', ``cat'', ``cats'', etc
 
[C16: from Greek analogia ratio, correspondence, from analogosanalogous]
 
analogical
 
adj
 
ana'logic
 
adj
 
ana'logically
 
adv
 
a'nalogist
 
n

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