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Analogy : a comparison of one thing to another for the purpose of explanation.

https://www.lexico.com/en/definition/analogy






That's exactly what your parent said.

Parent: "That's not an analogie, it isn't explaining something in terms of something else."

You: "Analogy : a comparison of one thing to another for the purpose of explanation."

Well, the parent says this isn't an analogy, as it's not "comparing one thing to another for the purpose of explanation".




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