something having analogy to something else.
Biology. an organ or part analogous to another.
Chemistry. one of a group of chemical compounds similar in structure but different in respect to elemental composition.
a food made from vegetable matter, especially soybeans, that has been processed to taste and look like another food, as meat or dairy, and is used as a substitute for it.
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How to use analogue in a sentence
In fact, a very close analogue comes in the form of an Air Force program called SkyBorg, which is already in progress.DARPA’s new combat drones could catch a ride from other aircraft | Rob Verger | February 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
In these cases, map rooms were being used to command air forces, and the dashboard was an analogue board on a wall that kept track of troop readiness.Covid-19 dashboards are vital, yet flawed, sources of public information | Jacqueline Wernimont | January 26, 2021 | Washington Post
More importantly, it puts them at $50 less than the AirPods Pro – their clearest analogue.Samsung’s Galaxy Buds Pro are a solid AirPods alternative | Brian Heater | January 15, 2021 | TechCrunch
Neighboring Finland offered an analogue telephone exchange as a gift and the Estonian government declined, envisaging communicating over the internet rather than analogue telephone.Estonia Is a ‘Digital Republic’—What That Means and Why It May Be Everyone’s Future | Dr. Imtiaz Khan | October 15, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Astonishingly, they found that the glyoxylate and pyruvate reacted to make a range of compounds that included chemical analogues to all the intermediary products in the TCA cycle except for citric acid.New Clues to Chemical Origins of Metabolism at Dawn of Life | John Rennie | October 12, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
It is in this latter sense, that it is the analogue of the Bone.
British Dictionary definitions for analogue
a physical object or quantity, such as a pointer on a dial or a voltage, used to measure or represent another quantity
(as modifier): analogue watch; analogue recording
something analogous to something else
biology an analogous part or organ
an organic chemical compound related to another by substitution of hydrogen atoms with alkyl groups: toluene is an analogue of benzene
an organic compound that is similar in structure to another organic compound: thiols are sulphur analogues of alcohols
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