adjective Etymology: Latin analogus, from Greek analogos, literally, proportionate, from ana- + logos reason, ratio, from legein to gather, speak — more at legend Date: 1646 1. showing an analogy or a likeness that permits one to draw an analogy 2. being or related to as an analogue Synonyms: see similaranalogously adverbanalogousness noun

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  • Analogous — A*nal o*gous, a. [L. analogous, Gr. ? according to a due ratio, proportionate; ? + ? ratio, proportion. See {Logic}.] Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion; often followed by to. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • analogous — is pronounced with a hard g. It should properly be used in contexts involving definite comparisons that justify the notion of analogy • (Terrorism is more analogous to a virulent, malignant illness, a plague that needs to be exposed, contained… …   Modern English usage

  • analogous — *like, alike, similar, comparable, akin, parallel, uniform, identical Analogous words: corresponding, convertible (see RECIPROCAL): kindred, *related, allied, cognate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • analogous — I adjective akin, alike, allied, analogical, associated, coequal, cognate, comparable, correlative, correspondent, corresponding, equipollent, equivalent, homologous, kindred, like, matching, parallel, related, resembling, same, similar, similis… …   Law dictionary

  • analogous — (adj.) 1640s, from L. analogus, from Gk. analogos proportionate, according to due proportion (see ANALOGY (Cf. analogy)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • analogous — [adj] agreeing, similar akin, alike, comparable, consonant, convertible, correspondent, corresponding, equivalent, homologous, interchangeable, kindred, like, parallel, related, resembling, undifferentiated, uniform; concepts 487,573 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

  • analogous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ comparable in certain respects. DERIVATIVES analogously adverb. ORIGIN Greek analogos proportionate …   English terms dictionary

  • analogous — [ə nal′ə gəs] adj. [L analogus < Gr analogos: see ANALOGY] 1. similar or comparable in certain respects 2. Biol. similar in function but not in origin and structure analogously adv …   English World dictionary

  • analogous — adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ appear, seem ADVERB ▪ closely ▪ directly, exactly …   Collocations dictionary

  • analogous — adj. analogous to, with * * * [ə næləgəs] with analogous to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • analogous — a|nal|o|gous [əˈnæləgəs] adj formal [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: analogus, from Greek analogos, from ana according to + logos reason, ratio ] similar to another situation or thing so that a comparison can be made analogous to/with ▪ The… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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