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having ; corresponding in some particular:
A brain and a computer are analogous.
Biology. corresponding in function, but not evolved from corresponding organs, as the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird.
Historical Examples

analogously we may speak of the seven seven-rishis, where again the compound denotes a class of beings merely, not their number.
The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya Translator: George Thibaut

analogously, it is sought by metageometricians to prove in like manner the possibility of rotation about a plane.
The Mystery of Space Robert T. Browne

analogously he may be spoken of, in the passage under discussion, as having a beard bright as gold and so on.
The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya Translator: George Thibaut

analogously, he who is born good and instinctively does good deeds, deriving pleasure from them, deserves no praise.
Pedagogical Anthropology Maria Montessori

analogously the accent was marked by the Greeks in learned and model editions only.
A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell

analogously the sentence ‘there the king is going’ implicitly means that the king together with his retinue is going there.
The Vedanta-Sutras with the Commentary by Sankaracarya Translator: George Thibaut

similar or corresponding in some respect
(biology) (of organs and parts) having the same function but different evolutionary origin: the paddle of a whale and the fin of a fish are analogous Compare homologous (sense 4)
(linguistics) formed by analogy: an analogous plural

1640s, from Latin analogus, from Greek analogos “proportionate, according to due proportion” (see analogy).

analogous a·nal·o·gous (ə-nāl’ə-gəs)
Similar in function but not in structure and evolutionary origin.

Similar in function but having different evolutionary origins, as the wings of a butterfly and the wings of a bird.

Similar in chemical properties and differing in chemical structure only with respect to one element or group.


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