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adjective an·a·log \ˈa-nə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Simple Definition of analog

  • : of or relating to a device or process in which data is represented by physical quantities that change continuously

  • of a clock or watch : having hour and minute hands

Full Definition of analog

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or being an analogue

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, or being a mechanism in which data is represented by continuously variable physical quantities b :  of or relating to an analog computer c :  being a timepiece having hour and minute hands

Examples of analog

  1. Telephone lines carry data in analog form.

  2. It receives an analog video signal and converts it to a digital signal.



1946

First Known Use of analog

1946

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