Definition of Analogous

1. Adjective. Similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar. "Salmon roe is marketed as analogous to caviar"




2. Adjective. Corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin. "The wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Antonyms: Heterologous, Homologous

Definition of Analogous

1. a. Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion; -- often followed by to.

Definition of Analogous

1. Adjective. Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion;—often followed by "to". ¹

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Definition of Analogous

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Analogous

1. According to a due ratio, conformable, proportionate, resembling or similar in some respects, as in function or appearance, but not in origin or development. Compare: homologous. Origin: Gr. Analogos (18 Nov 1997)

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Literary usage of Analogous

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1. United States Supreme Court Reportsby Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"It was analogous to other cases of fraudulent and hard bargains made with expectant heirs, and other persons standing in peculiar relations, rendering them ..."

2. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"But may be as closely analogous to a law proper as a so called law o"^^!011 set ... And whether a like opinion be analogous held by an uncertain aggregate, ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"But the knowledge to which man is entitled by nature is not an immediate vision, but an analogous perception of God in the mirror of creation, ..."

4. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"Still, he certainly rendered ths orchestral prelude what, as a writer has well said, a literary preface should be-—' something analogous to the work itself, ..."

5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"Judge of Jackson Circuit, 21 Mich., 580, which ¡3 a case analogous to this, and where the question was directly raised. Mr. Justice Hunt delivered the ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"On the Nature and Treatment of Club-foot and analogous Distortions, ... That club-foot and its analogous affections had been studied by the ancient ..."

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