Meaning of analogous

a•nal•o•gous

Pronunciation: (u-nal'u-gus), [key]
— adj.
  1. having analogy; corresponding in some particular: A brain and a computer are analogous.
  2. corresponding in function, but not evolved from corresponding organs, as the wings of a bee and those of a hummingbird.
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