• WordNet 3.6
    • adj analogue of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input "analogue device","linear amplifier"
    • n analogue something having the property of being analogous to something else
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Analogue (Nat. Hist) A species in one genus or group having its characters parallel, one by one, with those of another group.
    • Analogue (Nat. Hist) 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.
    • Analogue (Philol) A word in one language corresponding with one in another; an analogous term; as, the Latin “pater” is the analogue of the English “father.”
    • Analogue (Nat. Hist) An organ which is equivalent in its functions to a different organ in another species or group, or even in the same group; as, the gill of a fish is the analogue of a lung in a quadruped, although the two are not of like structural relations.
    • Analogue That which is analogous to, or corresponds with, some other thing. "The vexatious tyranny of the individual despot meets its analogue in the insolent tyranny of the many."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n analogue In general, something having analogy to something else; an object having some agreement or correspondence in relations, functions, or structure with another object.
    • n analogue Specifically In philology, a word corresponding with another; an analogous term.
    • n analogue 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 analogue 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. The difference between homologue and analogue may be illustrated by the relation between the wing of a bird and that of a butterfly: as the two differ totally in anatomical structure, they cannot be said to be homologues, but they are analogues, since both serve for flight. See analogy, 5.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Analogue a word or body bearing analogy to, or resembling, another:
    • Analogue (biol.) a term used to denote physiological, independent of morphological resemblance.—Organs are analogous to one another, or are analogues, when they perform the same function, though they may be altogether different in structure; as the wings of a bird and the wings of an insect. Again, organs are homologous, or homologues, when they are constructed on the same plan, undergo a similar development, and bear the same relative position, and this independent of either form or function. Thus the arms of a man and the wings of a bird are homologues of one another, while the wing of a bird and the wing of a bat are both analogous and homologous
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  • Wolfgang Kohler
    Wolfgang Kohler
    “It has sometimes been said that we find nowhere in nature an analogue of the difference between happens and is, on the one hand, and ought, on the other hand.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. , fr. Gr.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. ana, according to, and logos, ratio.


In literature:

He has no analogue in the East.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser
This, too, has its analogue in other things.
"The Map of Life" by William Edward Hartpole Lecky
In the Quiche myths, Gucumatz is the analogue of Quetzalcoatl in Aztec legend.
"Nagualism" by Daniel G. Brinton
They not only stopped those unfortunates, but tortured them, conduct for which terrestrial analogues might possibly be discovered.
"Myths and Marvels of Astronomy" by Richard A. Proctor
This rite announces itself as the analogue of Christ's circumcision.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
They are, then, a very persistent lunar feature, though wholly without terrestrial analogue.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
In fact, I know of only one analogue, and it's an electronic one.
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Its swift fate, to Barnes's haggard eyes, seemed an analogue in little to his own.
"The Backwoodsmen" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Our Devil and the Devil's Dam are rough analogues of Nick and Grendel.
"The Ethnology of the British Islands" by Robert Gordon Latham
Like a child, his true analogue, he observes, apprehends, misapprehends, and is usually silent.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In poetry:

Sees the analogue, ebb and flow,—
Beautiful, yes, look at it near,—
The flow, the ebb returning so,—
It is at last art's perfect sphere.
"On Reading Mr. Theodore Watt’s Sonnet, ‘The Sonnet’s Voice’" by William Bell Scott

In news:

Are You Swapping Analogue Dollars for Digital Dimes.
The locus of the Low End Theory scene, Alpha Pup Records is the closest Angeleno analogue to the Fabric label that sprang from the north London nightclub of the same name.
Both new editions include the original album, remastered from the analogue master, and the much- bootlegged , but previously unreleased concert favorite, "Live Nassau Coliseum '76," as well as new liner notes by Cameron Crowe.
Analogue interconnect between Moon i1 amp+ cd player .
One way to study distant Mars is to look for analogues here on Earth.
Cidofovir is a nucleotide analogue with activity against cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in HIV-infected patients, which may offer a therapeutic option in CMV infection resistant to ganciclovir and foscarnet.
The unfunny analogue to Dr Strangelove, which it had the misfortune to follow, Sidney Lumet's thriller is stylish and gloomy—accidental nuclear warfare treated with Antonioni-esque hauteur.
Behold the Guilloché machine, an amazing (and endangered) analogue pattern generator, recently revived by Ralph Lauren for a new line.
Isn't that a present-day analogue of Herman Melville writing up a chat with Nathaniel Hawthorne.
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is an amphetamine analogue that produces euphoric and stimulant effects and a feeling of closeness towards others.
Determination of Melamine and its Analogues from Powdered Infant Milk Using Polymeric Solid-Phase Extraction (SPE) and Reversed-Phase Chromatography.
Mainline Protestantism is usually depicted in the news media as the politically liberal analogue to the conservative evangelical movement.
FOR cooks of a lemon-loving persuasion, a puckery citrus curd is the culinary analogue of a chocolate fanatic's fudgy ganache.
The Web site carried an article by Laura May, Analogue is a real turn-off for Welsh describing the shutdown of analog TV in the small Welsh towns of Ferryside and Llansteffan.
However, since the move from analogue to digital I have been unable to use my VCR .

In science:

It has been known for some time [BG] that there are good analogues of holomorphic sections of powers of such line bundles in this context.
Universality and scaling of zeros on symplectic manifolds
The sufficient part is more elaborate and relies on an analogue of the Riesz Representation Theorem and the Riesz– Krein Extension Theorem (a close relative of the Hahn–Banach Theorem).
Determinantal random point fields
The analogue of Theorem 6 is valid in the discrete case and the proof is the same.
Determinantal random point fields
Any LC differential algebra on the basis gives rise to a certain “differential structure” on the QVB, which is an analogue of a module of differential form valued sections in the classical case.
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
The rest of the analysis is identical with that carried out for Euclidean and deterministic fractal lattices [1–3] save for the change of the Euclidean parameters to their chemical analogues.
II. Territory covered by N random walkers on stochastic fractals. The percolation aggregate