analogue

or an·a·log

[ an-l-awg, -og ]
/ ˈæn lˌɔg, -ˌɒg /

noun

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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Origin of analogue

1820–30; <French <Greek análogon, neuter of análogosanalogous; replacing earlier analogon<Greek
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British Dictionary definitions for analogue

analogue

sometimes US analog

/ (ˈænəˌlɒɡ) /

noun

  1. a physical object or quantity, such as a pointer on a dial or a voltage, used to measure or represent another quantity
  2. (as modifier)analogue watch; analogue recording
something analogous to something else
biology an analogous part or organ
chem
  1. an organic chemical compound related to another by substitution of hydrogen atoms with alkyl groupstoluene is an analogue of benzene
  2. an organic compound that is similar in structure to another organic compoundthiols are sulphur analogues of alcohols
informal a person who is afraid of using new technological devicesCompare digital native, digital immigrant

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