\mˈɛtəfˌɔː], \mˈɛtəfˌɔː], \m_ˈɛ_t_ə_f_ˌɔː]\
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By Noah Webster.
The application of a concept to that which it is not literally the same but which suggests a resemblance and comparison. Medical metaphors were widespread in ancient literature; the description of a sick body was often used by ancient writers to define a critical condition of the State, in which one corrupt part can ruin the entire system. (From Med Secoli Arte Sci, 1990;2 (3):abstract 331)
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By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
n. [Greek] A comparison or similitude in a condensed form, or conveyed in a single word; a rhetorical figure o speech in which mental or moral qualities are expressed by natural or physical attributes. It differs from simile, in that the signs of comparison are omitted, and the analogy is univocal without the addition of expletives or adjectives.
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