adjective: Of, expressing, composed of, or based on an analogy: the analogical use of a metaphor.
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
Second, it has a certain analogical strength (particularly upon first impression).
If this is a Schiavo thing, it’s lacking in analogical power, but I’ll leave it at that.
The difference is, that in the case of a complete induction it has been previously shown, by due comparison of instances, that there is an invariable conjunction between the former property or properties and the latter property; but in what is called analogical reasoning, no such conjunction has been made out.
Hence though they are liable to surprise, when their passing trains of ideas are dissevered by violent stimuli; yet are they not affected with wonder or astonishment at the novelty of objects; as they possess but in a very inferior degree, that voluntary power of comparing the present ideas with those previously acquired, which distinguishes mankind; and is termed analogical reasoning, when deliberatively exerted; and intuitive analogy, when used without our attention to it, and which always preserves our hourly trains of ideas consistent with truth and nature.
These "analogical" processes are at the heart of scientific exploration.