Definition of analogous
- Timbre in music is analogous to color in painting.
- —Aaron Copland
- An airplane's joystick is somewhat analogous to the reins on a horse.
- a town council and a government body that serves an analogous function
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approaching, approximating, close, coextensive, coincident, conformable, conforming, consistent, consonant, duplicate, equal, equivalent, identical, indistinguishable, interchangeable, me-too, redundant, same, selfsame, substitutable, synonymous, twin;
on the order of;
: similar in some way
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to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes
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