analogous has definitions from the field of biology
[ adjective ] similar or correspondent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar




"brains and computers are often considered analogous" "surimi is marketed as analogous to crabmeat"

Used in print

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

Therefore , the only conceivable alternatives are those represented , on_the_one_hand , by the two at_least apparently self-consistent but mutually_exclusive positions of Buri and Barth and , on_the_other_hand , by the third but really pseudo position ( analogous to a round square ) of Bultmann .

(Frank Getlein and Harold C. Gardiner, S.J., Movies,...)

If the change , at_first_sight , seems minor , we may recall that it took the Italian painters about two hundred years to make an analogous change , and the Italian painters , by universal consent , were the most brilliant group of geniuses any art has seen .

(Harry H. Hull, "The Normal Forces and Their Ther...)

The relation between osmotic_pressure and the Gibbs function may also be developed in an analogous way .

It is appropriate to call_attention_to certain thermodynamic properties of an ideal_gas that are analogous to rubber-like deformation .

(S. J. Perelman, The Rising Gorge. New York:...)

If , however , it would help to intensify your anguish , I can delimit the powers of a_few of the divinities you 've affronted and describe the punishment they meted_out in one analogous instance .

Related terms


[ adjective ] (biology) corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin


"the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird are analogous"