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Analogical  adj.  
Founded on, or of the nature of, analogy; expressing or implying analogy. "When a country which has sent out colonies is termed the mother country, the expression is analogical."
Having analogy; analogous.

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"Analogical" Quotes from Famous Books

... through a very attenuated envelope of detached particles. The individual gravitating force of these particles to the comet's centre, may be therefore considered as inversely as the squares of the distances, and directly as the density of the particles; and this density will, according to analogical reasoning, be as the distances or square roots of the distances;—grant the last ratio, and the gravitating force of the particles composing the exterior envelope of a comet, becomes inversely as the 2.5th power of the distances ...
— Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms - Containing the True Law of Lunar Influence • T. Bassnett

... even accepting your analogical pun, what does it amount to? Was the caterpillar one creature, and is the butterfly another? The butterfly is the caterpillar in a gaudy cloak; stripped of which, there lies the impostor's long spindle of a body, pretty much worm-shaped ...
— The Confidence-Man • Herman Melville

... which their nature and that of the world they inhabit, are most certainly capable. It is at all times pleasing and instructive to look backward by the light of history, and forward by the light of analogical reasoning, to behold the gradual advancement of man from barbarism to civilization, from civilization toward the higher perfections of his nature; and to hope—nay, confidently believe, that the time is not ...
— Twenty-Two Years a Slave, and Forty Years a Freeman • Austin Steward

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