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

  

analogous

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