HyperDic: analogous

English > 2 senses of the word analogous:
ADJECTIVEallanalogous, correspondentsimilar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar / dissimilar
allanalogouscorresponding / corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin
analogous > pronunciation
Soundsahnae'lahgahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > analogous: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningSimilar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar / dissimilar.
Examples
  • "brains and computers are often considered analogous"
  • "salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"
Synonymcorrespondent
Broadersimilarmarked by correspondence / correspondence or resemblance
Spanishanálogo, correspondiente
Catalananàleg, corresponent
Nounsanalogydrawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect
analogyan inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
Adverbsanalogouslyin an analogous manner
English > analogous: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcorresponding / corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin.
Example"the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Oppositeheterologous, heterologic, heterologicalnot corresponding / corresponding in structure or evolutionary origin
homologousHaving the same evolutionary origin but not necessarily the same function
Spanishanálogo
Catalananàleg

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