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Ancient Greek ἀναλογία (analogía) (from ἀνά (aná) + λόγος (lógos, speech, reckoning)) +‎ -ism.


analogism (countable and uncountable, plural analogisms)

  1. (logic) An argument from cause to effect; an a priori argument.
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  2. investigation of things by the analogy they bear to each other
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for analogism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)