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1Comparable in certain respects, typically in a way which makes clearer the nature of the things compared.‘they saw the relationship between a ruler and his subjects as analogous to that of father and children’
comparable, parallel, similar, like, corresponding, related, kindred, matching, cognate, equivalent, symmetrical, homologousView synonyms
- ‘The question of democracy is in a number of respects analogous to slavery.’
- ‘Using a fantasy woman to extract myself physically from the island is analogous to breaking up and finding someone new.’
- ‘The moral of that is if we've got a silicone system which is analogous to us in these respects we ought to treat that system as a person too.’
- ‘For this reason, the present situation is not analogous to the 1926 situation.’
- ‘The proposed system is analogous to the one used for music on the radio, where music stations can play what they like provided they pay the agreed fee.’
- ‘While information may be analogous to facts, knowledge is what the body makes of these facts.’
- ‘We are already seeing video on demand, analogous to renting a video without traveling to the store.’
- ‘It is suggested that hazardous duties are analogous to combat situations in important respects.’
- ‘This is analogous to the law relating to the fire services and quite close factually to Alexandrou v Oxford.’
- ‘Counties tend to adopt newer technologies that are analogous to the technology they move away from.’
- ‘Paint, ink, paper and canvas are transformed by faith into something analogous to living creatures.’
- ‘This is considerably easier if one can show that the nature of the right claimed is analogous to that of some existing easement.’
- ‘The act of defining combatants is analogous to the military concept of choosing the terrain of battle.’
- ‘This isn't exactly analogous to getting bad service at a restaurant or club.’
- ‘He sees the current disease-mapping race as being analogous to the activities of old world explorers.’
- ‘This pattern seems analogous to the struggle for a viable business model for the Internet.’
- ‘In Reader's Block Markson sets up relations that are analogous to both writing and dying.’
- ‘In Director, the stage is analogous to the outermost or whole cinematic frame.’
- ‘What gets masked over is analogous to Cage's idea that what is not heard is just as important as what is heard.’
- ‘Religious writers saw God as being present to the individual in a way that is analogous to the presence of light in the act of seeing.’
- 1.1Biology (of organs) performing a similar function but having a different evolutionary origin, such as the wings of insects and birds.Often contrasted with homologous
- ‘An analogous operational definition holds for the heritability of derepressed cells.’
- ‘Some analogous alkyl nitrites, such as amyl nitrite, are known sensitizers in humans.’
- ‘This could involve the expression in a yeast mutant, which is defective for an analogous transport system.’
- ‘There was no homology between sequenced clones and analogous repeats in potato IGS.’
- ‘An analogous role is played by the PAM complex in mitochondria.’
Mid 17th century: via Latin from Greek analogos ‘proportionate’ + -ous.
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