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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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"
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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
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analogous

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

analogous

[əˈnæləgəs] ADJanálogo (to, with a)
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analogous

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

adj, analogously
advanalog (to, with zu)
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analogous

[əˈnæləgəs] adj analogous (to, with)analogo (a), affine (a)
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(175) The court held that reference books are not analogous to any of the nine enumerated categories of works defined as derivative works in the Copyright Act, stating that "the market for reference guides to the Harry Potter works is not exclusively [Rowling's] to exploit or license." (176) Samuelson argues that "courts should be skeptical of novel derivative work claims," (177) analyzing them for analogousness to the nine enumerated categories in the statute.
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