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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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