Analogous (adjective)

  1. Comparable in certain respects, typically in a way that makes clearer the nature of the things compared.
  2. Similar or equivalent in function or form.

Origin:

Late middle english: from latin analogus, from greek analogos "proportional", from ana "upon" + logos "ratio".

Examples:

  1. The human body is analogous to a machine.
  2. The two problems are analogous.
  3. The process of photosynthesis in plants is analogous to the process of respiration in animals.
  4. The situation was analogous to one they had encountered before.
  5. His argument was that the economic situation was analogous to the situation of a few years ago.
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