analogous


anal·o·gous

adjective \ə-ˈna-lə-gəs\

: similar in some way

Full Definition of ANALOGOUS

1
:  showing an analogy or a likeness that permits one to draw an analogy
2
:  being or related to as an analogue
anal·o·gous·ly adverb
anal·o·gous·ness noun

Examples of ANALOGOUS

  1. I could not think of an analogous situation.
  2. <bad-mouthing your sister is analogous to slapping her in the face—it's just as bad>
  3. … gluons, force particles analogous to the photons of electromagnetism. —Andrew Watson, Science, 22 Jan. 1999

Origin of ANALOGOUS

Latin analogus, from Greek analogos, literally, proportionate, from ana- + logos reason, ratio, from legein to gather, speak — more at legend
First Known Use: 1646

anal·o·gous

adjective \ə-ˈnal-ə-gəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ANALOGOUS

: having similar function but a different structure and origin <analogous organs>

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