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Definition of "analogue" []

  • Something that bears an analogy to something else: Surimi is marketed as an analogue of crabmeat. (noun)
  • Biology An organ or structure that is similar in function to one in another kind of organism but is of dissimilar evolutionary origin. (noun)
  • Chemistry A structural derivative of a parent compound that often differs from it by a single element. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or being a device in which data are represented by continuously variable, measurable, physical quantities, such as length, width, voltage, or pressure. (adjective)
  • Computer Science Of or relating to an analog computer. (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 "analogue" in a sentence
  • "The closest analogue is “mail room” or “stuffing envelopes.”"
  • "Rumoured for a turn as the Bill analogue is Jim Carrey with Kate Hudson in the frame for the role of his mistress."
  • "The current analogue is if 2012 is better than 2011, not if 2012 is a ideal good economy (i.e., people will not be comparing 2012 to 1999, but to 2010/2011)."