|analogue or sometimes (US) analog (ˈænəˌlɒɡ)|
|1.||a. a physical object or quantity, such as a pointer on a dial or a voltage, used to measure or represent another quantity|
|b. (as modifier): analogue watch; analogue recording|
|2.||something analogous to something else|
|3.||biology an analogous part or organ|
|a. an organic chemical compound related to another by substitution of hydrogen atoms with alkyl groups: toluene is an analogue of benzene|
|b. an organic compound that is similar in structure to another organic compound: thiols are sulphur analogues of alcohols|
|5.||informal digital native Compare digital immigrant a person who is afraid of using new technological devices|
|analog or sometimes (US) analog|
analogue an·a·logue or an·a·log (ān'ə-lôg')
An organ or structure similar in function to one in another species but of dissimilar evolutionary origin.
A structural derivative of a parent chemical compound that often differs from it by a single element.
|analog or analogue (ān'ə-lôg') Pronunciation Key
Adjective Measuring or representing data by means of one or more physical properties that can express any value along a continuous scale. For example, the position of the hands of a clock is an analog representation of time. Compare digital.