ANALOGICAL THINKING

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a kind of reasoning characterized by the use of analogy rather than official or ration thinking, or sequential reasoning. Commonly referred to as analogical reasoning. 2. with regard to resolving problems, a technique that is used by a person in trying to find the solution to a problem via preponderance of answers to like problems.

ANALOGICAL THINKING: "Cassidy remembered her professor's advice and employed the use of analogical thinking to solve the word problem."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ANALOGICAL THINKING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/analogical-thinking/ (accessed December 2, 2021).

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