Analogian definition

Isidore of Seville
Book II: Of Rhetoric and Dialectics

The tenth kind of definition is that which is called in Greek kaka analogian and in Latin per analogiam or iuxta rationem (according to reasoning), as when one asks: ‘what is an animal’ and the answer is ‘like a man’. The example given identifies the thing looked for. It is proper for definitions to clarify the thing that has been queried.

Make sense? Not to me. We do however know that logic prevails and that an analog signal can be derived from a digital signal at the expense of ‘stuff’.

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