or an·a·log

[ an-l-awg, -og ]
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  1. something having analogy to something else.

  2. Biology. an organ or part analogous to another.

  1. Chemistry. one of a group of chemical compounds similar in structure but different in respect to elemental composition.

  2. 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.

Origin of analogue

1820–30; <French <Greek análogon, neuter of análogosanalogous; replacing earlier analogon<Greek

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How to use analogue in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for analogue


sometimes US analog

/ (ˈænəˌlɒɡ) /

    • 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

  1. something analogous to something else

  1. biology an analogous part or organ

  2. chem

    • 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

  3. informal a person who is afraid of using new technological devices: Compare digital native, digital immigrant


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