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analogous

a·nal·o·gous

analogous

 
pronunciation:
nae l gihs
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: similar or corresponding in the manner of an analogy.
The paintings are analogous in their use of symbols.
synonyms:
comparable, correspondent, corresponding, similar
antonyms:
disparate, unrelated
similar words:
akin, allied, associated, cognate, kindred, like, relative, same
definition 2: in biology, similar in form or function, but of different evolutionary origin.
similar words:
comparable, homologous, like
derivations: analogously (adv.), analogousness (n.)