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
This is not to say that localism at the municipal level and federalism are precisely analogous.
The humpbacks' movement is analogous to a person standing with her arms outstretched, swinging them inward until the palms meet in front of her chest, and spreading them wide again.
The concept’s wide-body stance and Panamericana grille suggests that an AMG version also might be in the works, analogous to the current Mercedes-AMG CLA45.
In each instance, the circumstances and underlying factors were hardly analogous, but serve as a warning of what could happen should a combination of a poor political atmosphere and unprepared or underfunded candidates show up next fall.
But none of those examples are directly analogous to Puerto Rico, where residents carry U.S. passports but live in social and economic conditions in some ways more akin to those in Latin America.
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.
OK, so maybe the freedom to buy booze in the grocery store aisles isn't quite analogous to the overthrow of communist regimes in eastern Europe.
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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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