Definition of analogue
- historical analogues to the current situation
- an aspirin analogue
- The gill of a fish is the analogue of the lung of a cat.
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a modern analog to what happened before
the synthetic analog of a chemical found in a tropical tree
a meat analogue such as tofu
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: something that is similar to something else in design, origin, use, etc. : something that is analogous to something else
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