Meaning of ANALOGOUS in English


— analogously , adv. — analogousness , n.

/euh nal"euh geuhs/ , adj.

1. having analogy; corresponding in some particular: A brain and a computer are analogous.

2. Biol. corresponding in function, but not evolved from corresponding organs, as the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird.

[ 1640-50; analogus análogos proportionate, equiv. to ana- ANA- + lóg ( os ) ratio + -os adj. suffix; see -OUS ]

Syn. 1. similar, alike, like, comparable, akin.

Ant. 1. dissimilar.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .