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Other Analogue Definition

[n] something having the property of being analogous to something else
[adj] (electronics) of a circuit or device having an output that is proportional to the input; "analogue device"; "linear amplifier"



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\An"a*logue\ (?; 115), n. [F. ?, fr. Gr. ?.]
1. 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. --I. Taylor.
2. (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.''
3. (Nat. Hist.) (a) 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. (b) A species in one genus or group having its characters parallel, one by one, with those of another group. (c) 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. --Dana.

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