Analogue (noun)

  1. A thing that is similar or equivalent to another in function or form.
  2. A device that uses a continuously variable physical quantity, such as spatial position, voltage, etc., to represent signals or information.


Late 19th century: from french, from greek analogos "proportionate, having a common ratio" (see analog).


  1. The analogue signal was converted to digital format.
  2. Analogue watches are becoming less common because of digital watches.
  3. The analogue circuit was replaced by a digital circuit.
  4. Analogue recording uses a continuous signal to record sound.
  5. The analogue computer was replaced by a digital computer.
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