Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An argument from cause to effect; an a priori argument.
  • n. investigation of things by the analogy they bear to each other

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an argument from the cause to the effect; an a priori argument.
  • n. Investigation of things by the analogy they bear to each other.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In logic, an argument from the cause to the effect; an a priori argument.
  • n. Investigation of things by their analogies; reasoning from analogy.
  • n. In medicine, diagnosis by analogy.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἀναλογία (analogia) (from ἀνά (ana) + λόγος (logos, "speech, reckoning")) + -ism. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Under "analogism", all beings are different, disparate and separate.

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  • That last example of course occurrs in some other context but can, by way of analogism, easily be transferred on some other, more abstract, level, which is a thing that is always nice to be playing with.

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  • His theory is that there are four ways in which various cultures portray reality in paintings, sculpture and other objects: animism, totemism, analogism and naturalism.

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