1 ) Open to more than one interpretation: an uncertain reply. installment payments on your Doubtful or perhaps uncertain: �
similarity or comparability: I see no analogy between your problemand mine. Biology�. an analogous relationshi
the process by which words or phrases are created or re-formed according to existing patterns in the language, aswhen shoon was re-formed as shoes, when -ize is added tonouns like winter to form verbs, or when a child says foots for feet a form resulting from such a process
Logic. a form of reasoning in which one thing is inferred to besimilar to another thing in a certain respect, on the basis of theknown similarity between the things in other respects. ar·gu·ment
an oral disagreement; verbal opposition; contention; altercation: a violent argument. a process of reasoning; series of reasons: I couldn't follow hisargument. a statement, reason, or fact for or against a point: This is astrong argument in favor of her theory. an address or composition intended to convince or persuade; persuasive discourse. an·ec·do·ta
pertaining to, resembling, or containing anecdotes: an anecdotalhistory of jazz. (of the treatment of subject matter in representational art)pertaining to the relationship of figures or to the arrangement ofelements in a scene so as to emphasize the story content of asubject. Compare narrative ( def 6 )�. based on personal observation, case study reports, orrandom investigations rather than systematic scientificevaluation: anecdotal evidence. burden of proof
Chiefly Law. the obligation to offer evidence that the court orjury could reasonably believe, in support of a contention, failingwhich the case will be lost. the obligation to establish a contention as fact by evokingevidence of its probable truth. cau
a person or thing that acts, happens, or exists in such a waythat some specific thing happens as a result; the producer of aneffect: You have been the cause of much anxiety. What was thecause of the accident?...