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Definition of "analogous" []

  • Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy. (adjective)
  • Biology Similar in function but not in structure and evolutionary origin. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "analogous" in a sentence
  • "The title “Son of God,” or simply “Son,” [1] thus became for Jesus a title analogous to “Son of man,” and, like that, synonymous with the"
  • "The title "Son of God," or simply "Son," [1] thus became for Jesus a title analogous to "Son of man," and, like that, synonymous with the"
  • "(Perhaps this in analogous to the question of whether clinical depression is simply the tail end of natural variations of being “blue”)."