- having analogy; corresponding in some particular: A brain and a computer are analogous.
- Biology. corresponding in function, but not evolved from corresponding organs, as the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird.
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Related Words for analogousakin, comparable, corresponding, related, alike, consonant, convertible, correspondent, equivalent, homologous, interchangeable, kindred, like, parallel, resembling, uniform, undifferentiated
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Historical Examples of analogous
Analogous facts may be cited closer to us, easier to verify.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
Analogous grouping is preferable where variety of hue is desirable.Industrial Arts Design
William H. Varnum
Analogous services were organized by the French and the Italians.Meteorology
Charles Fitzhugh Talman
Analogous observations on Triton by Jullien and Schreibers, 591.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)
Analogous to the medical mission are the missions to the blind and the deaf.Changing China
- similar or corresponding in some respect
- biology (of organs and parts) having the same function but different evolutionary originthe paddle of a whale and the fin of a fish are analogous Compare homologous (def. 4)
- linguistics formed by analogyan analogous plural
Word Origin for analogous
1640s, from Latin analogus, from Greek analogos "proportionate, according to due proportion" (see analogy).
- Similar in function but not in structure and evolutionary origin.
- Similar in function but having different evolutionary origins, as the wings of a butterfly and the wings of a bird.
- Similar in chemical properties and differing in chemical structure only with respect to one element or group.