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Meaning of ANALOGOUS

Pronunciation:  u'nalugus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  (biology) corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin; "the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"
  2. [adj]  similar or correspondent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar; "brains and computers are often considered analogous"; "surimi is marketed as analogous to crabmeat"

ANALOGOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: correspondent, similar
 Antonyms: heterologic, heterological, heterologous, homologous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*nal"o*gous\, a. [L. analogous, Gr. ? according to a
due ratio, proportionate; ? + ? ratio, proportion. See
Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some
resemblance or proportion; -- often followed by to.

      Analogous tendencies in arts and manners. --De Quincey.

      Decay of public spirit, which may be considered
      analogous to natural death.              --J. H.

{nalogous pole} (Pyroelect.), that pole of a crystal which
   becomes positively electrified when heated.

Syn: Correspondent; similar; like. -- {A*nal"o gous*ly}, adv.
     -- {A*nal"o*gous*ness}, n.

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