Meaning of analogism in English:


Pronunciation /əˈnalədʒɪz(ə)m/


  • 1Logic
    rare The action or practice of reasoning by analogy; an instance of this. Compare "analogy".

  • 2Mathematics
    historical, rare Mathematical proportion; a proportional.

  • 3Medicine
    historical Diagnosis or treatment of one disease by analogy with another.


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Walter Charleton (1620–1707), physician and natural philosopher. From post-classical Latin analogismus and its etymon ancient Greek ἀναλογισμός proportionate calculation (from ἀναλογίζεσθαι to reckon up, sum up, to calculate, to consider from ἀνάλογος + -ίζεσθαι) + -ισμός.