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a·nal·o·gous  audio  (-nl-gs) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Similar or alike in such a way as to permit the drawing of an analogy.
  2. Biology Similar in function but not in structure and evolutionary origin.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin analogus, from Greek analogos, proportionate : ana-, according to ; see ana- + logos, proportion; see leg- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
a·nalo·gous·ly(Adverb), a·nalo·gous·ness(Noun)


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