analog

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

Definition of analog

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

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

Examples of analog in a Sentence

  1. Telephone lines carry data in analog form.

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

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Origin and Etymology of analog

see 1analogue


First Known Use: 1844

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ANALOG Defined for English Language Learners

analog

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Definition of analog for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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