analogous analogous  /ə ˈnæ lə ɡəs/


  1. (adj) corresponding in function but not in evolutionary origin
  2. (adj) similar or equivalent in some respects though otherwise dissimilar



  1. For comics, the 1950-54 period is analogous to Hollywood movies in 1930-34.
  2. Even doctors, who know from their anatomy books that glands around a woman's urethra are analogous to the male organ, usually dismiss the diagnosis as implausible.
  3. The situations now and then are not analogous.



  1. "Analogous actions by the Soviet Union, when it deployed missiles in Cuba, prompted the 'Caribbean crisis,"' Putin said at a news conference at the end of a European Union-Russian summit in Portugal, using the Russian term for the Cuban missile...
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Vladimir Putin Source: Prince George Citizen

  2. "That requires an explanation," Specter said. "The NFL has a very preferred status in our country with their antitrust exemption. The American people are entitled to be sure about the integrity of the game. It's analogous to the CIA...
    on Feb 1, 2008 By: Arlen Specter Source: New York Times

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