[ an-l-awg, -og ]
/ ˈæn lˌɔg, -ˌɒg /
of or relating to a mechanism that represents data by measurement of a continuous physical variable, as voltage or pressure.
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British Dictionary definitions for analog
/ (ˈænəˌlɒɡ) /
a variant spelling of analogue
usage for analog
The spelling analog is a US variant of analogue in all its senses, and is also the generally preferred spelling in the computer industry
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Medical definitions for analog
An organ or structure similar in function to one in another species but of dissimilar evolutionary origin.
A structural derivative of a parent chemical compound that often differs from it by a single element.
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Scientific definitions for analog
Measuring or representing data by means of one or more physical properties that can express any value along a continuous scale. For example, the position of the hands of a clock is an analog representation of time. Compare digital.
An organ or structure that is similar in function to one in another kind of organism but is of dissimilar evolutionary origin. The wings of birds and the wings of insects are analogs.
A chemical compound that has a similar structure and similar chemical properties to those of another compound, but differs from it by a single element or group. The antibiotic amoxicillin, for example, is an analog of penicillin, differing from the latter by the addition of an amino group. Compare homologue.
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