analogous

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

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

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  • 4 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

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

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  • 6 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.… …

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

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  • 8 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 …

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

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

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  • 11 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

  • 12 analogous — a|nal|o|gous [ ə næləgəs ] adjective FORMAL similar to another situation, process, etc. so that the same things are true of or relevant to both: analogous to: Remote voting via the Internet is analogous to absentee voting and will have the same… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 analogous — [[t]ənæ̱ləgəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ to n If one thing is analogous to another, the two things are similar in some way. [FORMAL] Marine construction technology like this is very complex, somewhat analogous to trying to build a bridge… …

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  • 14 analogous — UK [əˈnæləɡəs] / US adjective formal similar to another situation, process etc so that the same things are true of or relevant to both analogous to: Remote voting via the Internet is analogous to absentee voting and will have the same kinds of… …

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  • 15 analogous — similar in structure or function but independently evolved, e.g. the hard ray in the dorsal fin of the carp and the spines in the first dorsal fin of the perch are analogous structures …

    Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 16 analogous — analogously, adv. analogousness, n. /euh nal euh geuhs/, adj. 1. having analogy; corresponding in some particular: A brain and a computer are analogous. 2. Biol. corresponding in function, but not evolved from corresponding organs, as the wings… …

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  • 17 analogous — Possessing a functional resemblance, but having a different origin or structure. * * * anal·o·gous ə nal ə gəs adj having similar function but a different structure and origin <analogous organs> * * * adj. describing organs or parts that… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 analogous — adjective their lab results were analogous Syn: comparable, parallel, similar, like, akin, corresponding, related, kindred, equivalent Ant: unrelated …

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  • 19 analogous — a•nal•o•gous [[t]əˈnæl ə gəs[/t]] adj. 1) having analogy; corresponding in some particular: A brain and a computer are analogous[/ex] 2) bio tax Biol. corresponding in function but of different origins and having evolved separately, as the wings… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 analogous —   a. similar in some respect; corresponding in function.    ♦ analogue, n. (American, computers: analog) analogous thing; word in other language with same use or meaning. a. (of a quantity or a device) changing continuously rather than in a… …

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