analogous /əˈnaləɡəs/

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I. adjective

1. comparable 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.
2.
[Biology] (of organs) performing a similar function but having a different evolutionary origin, such as the wings of insects and birds.

Often contrasted with homologous.
II. derivatives

analogously /əˈnaləɡəsli /
adverb


– origin mid 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek analogos ‘proportionate’ + -ous.

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