Meaning of analogist in English:


Pronunciation /əˈnalədʒɪst/


  • 1A person who looks for or employs analogy or analogies, or is inclined to do so.

  • 2Linguistics Philosophy
    An adherent of the view (particularly associated with a school of Greek grammarians existing between the 2nd century b.c. and 1st century a.d.) that language has an innate, logical structure deriving from a fundamental correspondence between words and the things they denote. Opposed to anomalist.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas James. From analogy + -ist. Compare French analogiste.