Analogical An`a*log"ic*al, a. 1. Founded on, or of the nature of, analogy; expressing or implying analogy. [1913 Webster]

When a country which has sent out colonies is termed the mother country, the expression is analogical. --J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster]

2. Having analogy; analogous. --Sir M. Hale. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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