WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•nal•o•gous /əˈnæləgəs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. having similar characteristics:The human brain is analogous to a computer.
a•nal•o•gous•ly, adv. 
a•nal•o•gous•ness, n.  [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
a•nal•o•gous  (ə nalə gəs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. having analogy;
    corresponding in some particular:A brain and a computer are analogous.
  2. Biologycorresponding in function, but not evolved from corresponding organs, as the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird.
a•nalo•gous•ly, adv. 
a•nalo•gous•ness, n. 
  • Greek análogos proportionate, equivalent. to ana- ana- + lóg(os) ratio + -os adjective, adjectival suffix; see -ous
  • Latin analogus
  • 1640–50
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged similar, alike, like, comparable, akin.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged dissimilar.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

analogous /əˈnæləɡəs/ adj
  1. similar or corresponding in some respect
  2. (of organs and parts) having the same function but different evolutionary origin
  3. formed by analogy: an analogous plural
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin analogus, from Greek analogos proportionate, from ana- + logos speech, ratio
The use of with after analogous should be avoided: swimming has no event that is analogous to (not with) the 100 metres in athletics

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