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Another word for symbolism

      1. A similarity in some respects between things that are otherwise dissimilar:
      2. A comparison based on such similarity:
      3. Correspondence in function or position between organs of dissimilar evolutionary origin or structure.
      1. A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison, as in “a sea of troubles” or
      2. One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol:
      1. The study or systematic classification of types that have characteristics or traits in common.
      2. A theory or doctrine of types, as in scriptural studies.