Definition of analogous
Examples of analogous in a Sentence
… gluons, force particles analogous to the photons of electromagnetism. —Andrew Watson, Science, 22 Jan. 1999
… great stretches of algae, analogous to terrestrial woodlands, in which kelp fills the role of trees. —William K. Stevens, New York Times, 5 Jan. 1999
… not by means superior to, though analogous with, human reason … —Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, 1859
Recent Examples of analogous from the Web
The great conservative English thinker Michael Oakeshott (1901-1990) expounded on the dangers of thinking of political activity as analogous to military life.
Indeed, some Filipinos have referred to Pulido’s enslavement as analogous to that of an alipin sagigilid.
There are many parts of that that are analogous to humans.
Its promise is somewhat analogous to the Internet’s, but unlike the Internet, the capital involved is huge.
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Synonym Discussion of analogous
ANALOGOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of analogous for English Language Learners
: similar in some way
ANALOGOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of analogous for Students
: showing analogy : similar
Medical Definition of analogous
: having similar function but a different structure and origin analogous organs
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