from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something that bears an analogy to something else: Surimi is marketed as an analogue of crabmeat.
- n. Biology An organ or structure that is similar in function to one in another kind of organism but is of dissimilar evolutionary origin.
- n. Chemistry A structural derivative of a parent compound that often differs from it by a single element.
- adj. 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.
- adj. Computer Science Of or relating to an analog computer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Alternative form of analog.
- n. Alternative form of analog.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is analogous to, or corresponds with, some other thing.
- n. A word in one language corresponding with one in another; an analogous term.”
- n. An organ which is equivalent in its functions to a different organ in another species or group, or even in the same group.
- n. A species in one genus or group having its characters parallel, one by one, with those of another group.
- n. A species or genus in one country closely related to a species of the same genus, or a genus of the same group, in another: such species are often called representative species, and such genera, representative genera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In general, something having analogy to something else; an object having some agreement or correspondence in relations, functions, or structure with another object.
- n. Specifically In philology, a word corresponding with another; an analogous term.
- n. In zoology and botany, an animal or a plant corresponding in some special and essential attributes or relations to a member of another group or region, so that it is a representative or counterpart.
- n. In biology, an organ in one species or group having the same function as an organ of different structure and origin in another species or group.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input
- n. something having the property of being analogous to something else
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).
A good analogue is the Bacha Bazi practised in Northern Pakistan and the increasingly lovely Afghanistan some of our best are dying to protect.
Moth shares with Dean an interest in analogue – Travelogue, her ever-growing collection of photographs of spaces such as hotel lobbies, seaside resorts and deserted offices is shot entirely on film – and an affection for continental Europe: Dean left Britain for Berlin in 2000, Slade graduate Moth has lived in Paris, "on and off" for the past four years.
The obvious contemporary analogue is the effort to use the Democratic party as a vehicle to both develop more intelligent policies in the war against terrorism and more decent policies towards gays and lesbians, as well as a hundred other good causes.
The closer analogue is the criminal ineptness of Tsar Nicholas II and his Generals in the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05.
Volt, Waid-World’s Black Lightning analogue, is funny, and he owes a serious debt to the now-evil Plutonian.
He notes that anthropologists talk about “first and second burials as an active choice of saying goodbye to someone or something; and an analogue is the gradual process of pushing something further away even though they might have some sentimental value.
Perhaps the right analogue is habeas corpus, and the Supreme Court’s decision decision in Tarble’s case (holding that a state court cannot issue a writ of habeas corpus directed to a federal custodian).
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