Analogous Definition

Similar or comparable in certain respects.
Webster's New World
Similar in function but not in origin and structure.
Webster's New World
Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy.
American Heritage Medicine
Similar in function but not in structure and evolutionary origin.
American Heritage Medicine

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


Origin of Analogous

  • From Latin analogus from Greek analogos proportionate ana- according to ana– logos proportion leg- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin analogia, from Ancient Greek αναλογία (analogía, “proportion”) + -ous. See logic.

    From Wiktionary

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