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analogue

noun an·a·logue \ˈa-nə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Simple Definition of analogue

  • : something that is similar to something else in design, origin, use, etc. : something that is analogous to something else

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of analogue

  1. 1 :  something that is analogous or similar to something else

  2. 2 :  an organ or part similar in function to an organ or part of another animal or plant but different in structure and origin

  3. 3 usually analog :  a chemical compound that is structurally similar to another but differs slightly in composition (as in the replacement of one atom by an atom of a different element or in the presence of a particular functional group)

  4. 4 :  a food product made by combining a less expensive food (as soybeans or whitefish) with additives to give the appearance and taste of a more expensive food (as beef or crab)

Examples of analogue in a sentence

  1. a modern analog to what happened before

  2. the synthetic analog of a chemical found in a tropical tree

  3. a meat analogue such as tofu



Did You Know?

The word analogue entered English from French in the 19th century and ultimately traces back to the Greek word logos, meaning "ratio." (The word analogy, which has been a part of English since the 15th century, also descends from logos.) The noun analogue is sometimes spelled analog, particularly when it refers to a chemical compound that is structurally similar to another but slightly different in composition. Adding to the confusion, there is also an adjective spelled analog, which came into use in the 20th century. The adjective can refer to something that is analogous (as in an analog organ), but it is most often used to distinguish analog electronics from digital electronics (as in an analog computer or an analog clock).

Variants of analogue

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analog

play \ˈa-nə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg\

Origin and Etymology of analogue

French analogue, from analogue analogous, from Greek analogos


First Known Use: 1826


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analogue

an·a·logue

Definition of analogue

  1. chiefly British variant of analog




Medical Dictionary

analogue

noun an·a·logue

Medical Definition of analogue

  1. 1:  something that is analogous or similar to something else

  2. 2:  an organ similar in function to an organ of another animal or plant but different in structure and origin

  3. 3usually analog :  a chemical compound that is structurally similar to another but differs slightly in composition (as in the replacement of one atom by an atom of a different element or in the presence of a particular functional group)



Variants of analogue

or

analog

\ˈan-əl-ˌȯg, -ˌäg\play

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