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Table 2 The five components of analogical interactions

From: Sympathetic science: analogism in Brazilian ethnobiological repertoires among quilombolas of the Atlantic forest and Amazonian ribeirinhos

Category Description
Correspondence Similarities among different entities defining the “sympathetic” relationship in analogical reasoning
Activating feature A quality (i.e. morphology, behavior, etc.) that prompts an analogy
Transmission The act that passes qualities between the analogous entities, ensuring a causal relationship
Emanator Entity that transmits a quality
Receiver Entity receiving the emanator’s quality