Definition of analogous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//əˈnæləɡəs//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈnæləɡəs//
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(formal) analogous (to/with something) similar in some way to another thing or situation and therefore able to be compared with it Sleep has often been thought of as being in some way analogous to death. The two processes are not analogous. The national debt is analogous with private debt. The two situations are roughly analogous. Word Originmid 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek analogos ‘proportionate’ + -ous.
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