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a·nal·o·gous

 (ə-năl′ə-gəs)
adj.
1. Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy.
2. Biology Similar in function but not in structure and evolutionary origin.

[From Latin analogus, from Greek analogos, proportionate : ana-, according to; see ana- + logos, proportion; see leg- in Indo-European roots.]

a·nal′o·gous·ly adv.
a·nal′o·gous·ness n.

analogous

(əˈnæləɡəs)
adj
1. similar or corresponding in some respect
2. (Biology) biology (of organs and parts) having the same function but different evolutionary origin: the paddle of a whale and the fin of a fish are analogous. Compare homologous4
3. (Linguistics) linguistics formed by analogy: an analogous plural.
[C17: from Latin analogus, from Greek analogos proportionate, from ana- + logos speech, ratio]
aˈnalogously adv
aˈnalogousness n
Usage: The use of with after analogous should be avoided: swimming has no event that is analogous to (not with) the 100 metres in athletics

a•nal•o•gous

(əˈnæl ə gəs)

adj.
1. having analogy; corresponding in some particular: A brain and a computer are analogous.
2. Biol. corresponding in function but of different origins and having evolved separately, as the wings of birds and insects (opposed to homologous).
[1640–50; < Latin analogus < Greek análogos proportionate; see ana-, logos, -ous]
a•nal′o•gous•ly, adv.
a•nal′o•gous•ness, n.

a·nal·o·gous

(ə-năl′ə-gəs)
Similar in function but having different evolutionary origins, as the wings of a butterfly and the wings of a bird. Compare homologous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.analogous - similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar; "brains and computers are often considered analogous"; "salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"
similar - marked by correspondence or resemblance; "similar food at similar prices"; "problems similar to mine"; "they wore similar coats"
2.analogous - corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin; "the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
heterologic, heterological, heterologous - not corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin
homologous - having the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function; "the wing of a bat and the arm of a man are homologous"

analogous

adjective similar, like, related, equivalent, parallel, resembling, alike, corresponding, comparable, akin, homologous This kind of construction is analogous to building a bridge under water.
different, contrasting, unlike, diverse, disparate, dissimilar, discrepant

analogous

adjective
Possessing the same or almost the same characteristics:
Translations
analogickýobdobný
analogan

analogous

[əˈnæləgəs] ADJanálogo (to, with a)

analogous

[əˈnæləgəs] adj [situation, case] → analogue
analogous to → analogue à

analogous

adj, analogously
advanalog (to, with zu)

analogous

[əˈnæləgəs] adj analogous (to, with)analogo (a), affine (a)
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Not that he laid claim to the tithe pig; but, as an analogous mode of reverence, he went his rounds, every morning, to gather up the crumbs of the table and overflowings of the dinner-pot, as food for a pig of his own.
But it is only found on the sinister side, which has an ill effect, giving its owner something analogous to the aspect of a clumsy left-handed man.
To make them run easily and swiftly, the axles of carriages are anointed; and for much the same purpose, some whalers perform an analogous operation upon their boat; they grease the bottom.
Two sounds sometimes produce a silence; perhaps ideas neutralize one another in some analogous way.
For if such were the case, since they are endowed with many organs analogous to ours, they could as easily communicate their thoughts to us as to their fellows.
Thus the count was halfway turned towards his visitor, having his back towards the window, his elbow resting on the geographical chart which furnished the theme of conversation for the moment, -- a conversation which assumed, as in the case of the interviews with Danglars and Morcerf, a turn analogous to the persons, if not to the situation.
His person had undergone a change, analogous to the change in his dress; his figure had grown rotund and, as it were, canonical.
In his general state, Ilbrahim would derive enjoyment from the most trifling events, and from every object about him; he seemed to discover rich treasures of happiness, by a faculty analogous to that of the witch hazel, which points to hidden gold where all is barren to the eye.
So one brisk, lively little word is obliged, like a servant in a poor family, to perform all sorts of duties; for instance, one particular combination of syllables expresses the ideas of sleep, rest, reclining, sitting, leaning, and all other things anywise analogous thereto, the particular meaning being shown chiefly by a variety of gestures and the eloquent expression of the countenance.
Between ingenuity and the analytic ability there exists a difference far greater, indeed, than that between the fancy and the imagination, but of a character very strictly analogous.
On this subject Newman maintained an habitual reserve; to expatiate largely upon it had always seemed to him a proceeding vaguely analogous to the cooing of pigeons and the chattering of monkeys, and even inconsistent with a fully developed human character.
I was making money at this business when, in an evil moment, I was induced to merge it in the Cur-Spattering -- a somewhat analogous, but, by no means, so respectable a profession.