- The definition of an analogue is a thing or person that is like something else in some ways.
A cherry is red, sweet, and is a fruit like an apple so a cherry is an example of an analogue to an apple.
analogue definition by Webster's New World
Origin: French analogue ; from Classical Latin analogus: see analogy
analogue definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Something that bears an analogy to something else: Surimi is marketed as an analogue of crabmeat.
- Biology An organ or structure that is similar in function to one in another kind of organism but is of dissimilar evolutionary origin.
- Chemistry A structural derivative of a parent compound that often differs from it by a single element.
- often analog Of, relating to, or being a device in which data are represented by continuously variable, measurable, physical quantities, such as length, width, voltage, or pressure.
- often analog Computer Science Of or relating to an analog computer.
Origin: French, analogous, analogue, from Medieval Latin analogus, from Greek analogos, proportionate; see analogous.
analogue - Computer Definition
The British English spelling of analog. Analogue has two extra vowels, which seems like an awful waste. See analog.