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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Analogous  \A*nal"o*gous\,  a.  [L.  analogous,  Gr  ?  according  to  a 
  due  ratio,  proportionate;  ?  +  ?  ratio,  proportion.  See 
  {Logic}.] 
  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. 
  Newman. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  analogous 
  adj  1:  similar  or  correspondent  in  some  respects  though  otherwise 
  dissimilar;  "brains  and  computers  are  often  considered 
  analogous;  "surimi  is  marketed  as  analogous  to 
  crabmeat"  [syn:  {correspondent}] 
  2:  (biology)  corresponding  in  function  but  not  in  evolutionary 
  origin;  "the  wings  of  a  bee  and  those  of  a  hummingbird  are 
  analogous  [ant:  {homologous},  {heterologous}] 




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