a comparison of one thing with another thing that has similar features; a feature that is similar
the process of comparing one thing with another thing that has similar features in order to explain it
"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"
Some philosophers have perceived so much analogy to man in the formation of the ocean, that they have not hesitated to assert its being made for him alone.