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- n. similitude; comparison
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Similitude; comparison.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In rhetoric, a comparison; specifically, a simile, especially a formal simile, as in poetry or poetic prose, taken from a present or imagined object or event: distinguished from a paradigm, or comparison with a real past event.
From Latin, from Ancient Greek παραβολή (parabolē, "juxraposition, comparison"). See parable. (Wiktionary)