analog

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See also: analóg and analōg

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Etymology[edit]

Early 19th century; from French analogue, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλογος (análogos, proportionate), from ἀνά (aná, up to) + λόγος (lógos, ratio).

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analog (not comparable)

  1. (of a device or system) In which the value of a data item (such as time) is represented by a continuous(ly) variable physical quantity that can be measured (such as the shadow of a sundial).
    an analog watch
  2. Not relating to, or pre-dating, digital technology such as computers and the Internet; relating to real life.
    Synonym: material
    an analog (paper) map
    • 2022 January 30, Tish Harrison Warren, “Why Churches Should Drop Their Online Services”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      But for these digital natives, the stubborn analog wonders of skin, handshakes, hugs, bread and wine, faces, names and spontaneous conversation is part of what intrigued them and kept them going to church.
    • 2021 November 18, Kara Swisher, “The Prescience of 1970’s ‘Future Shock’”, in The New York Times[2], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Not that I expect my children’s generation to be shocked by it all. Unlike my analog upbringing, they were born into a digital world.
    • 2021 September 15, Reeves Wiedeman, “Why Does Every Company Now Want to Be a Platform?”, in The New York Times[3], ISSN 0362-4331:
      But what, exactly, is a platform? In the analog world, a platform is where you catch a train or launch a rocket or give a speech — somewhere you go to do something else.

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analog (plural analogs)

  1. (countable) Something that bears an analogy to something else.
  2. (countable, biology) An organ or structure that is similar in function to one in another kind of organism but is of dissimilar evolutionary origin.
    Coordinate terms: homolog, homologue
    See also: convergent evolution
  3. (chemistry) A structural derivative of a parent compound that differs from it by only one or a few atoms or substituent groups; (usually, especially) such a molecule that retains most of the same chemical properties.
    Hyponym: insulin analogue

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  • Irish: analóg

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analog m

  1. analog, analogue (something that bears an analogy to something else)
    • 2007, Karel Riegel, Ekonomická psychologie[4]:
      Průmyslová výroba, industriální věk již těží ze zdroje, kterému se nešťastně říká "lidská pracovní síla". Je napojena na cyklus, v němž se člověk stává analogem přírodní síly a oživuje soustavu strojů.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. (chemistry) analog, analogue (structural derivative of a parent compound)
    • 2006, Jaroslav Rybka, Diabetologie pro sestry[5]:
      Prvním dlouze působícím inzulinovým analogem byl glargin připravený DNA-rekombinantní technologií.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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analog (neuter analogt, plural and definite singular attributive analoge)

  1. analogue
  2. analog

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Inflection of analog
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular analog 2
Neuter singular analogt 2
Plural analoge 2
Definite attributive1 analoge
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French analogue.

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analog (strong nominative masculine singular analoger, not comparable)

  1. (formal) analogous
    Synonyms: ähnlich, vergleichbar, gleichartig
  2. (physics, computing) analog
    Antonym: digital
  3. (colloquial) analog, material (not electronic or computerised)
    Synonym: materiell
    Ich lese lieber ein anfassbares, analoges Buch als ein E-Book.(please add an English translation of this usage example)

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Indonesian[edit]

Indonesian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Etymology[edit]

From Dutch analoog, from French analogue or German analog, from Latin analogus, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλογος (análogos).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈanalok]
  • Hyphenation: ana‧log

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analog

  1. analogue, analog: in which the value of a data item (such as time) is represented by a continuous(ly) variable physical quantity that can be measured (such as the shadow of a sundial).
  2. analogous: having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion (often followed by "to".)

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analog (first-person possessive analogku, second-person possessive analogmu, third-person possessive analognya)

  1. (chemistry) analog: a structural derivative of a parent compound that differs from it by only one or a few atoms or substituent groups; (usually, especially) such a molecule that retains most of the same chemical properties.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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analog (neuter singular analogt, definite singular and plural analoge)

  1. analogous
  2. analogue (UK) or analog (US)

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analog (neuter singular analogt, definite singular and plural analoge)

  1. analogous
  2. analog (US) or analogue (UK)

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French analogue, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλογος (análogos).

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analog m inan

  1. analog (something that bears an analogy)
    Synonyms: (literary) analogon, odpowiednik
  2. (chemistry) analog (structural derivative)
  3. (colloquial, music) phonograph record
    Synonym: płyta
  4. (colloquial) any analog device
    Antonym: cyfra

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adjective
adverb

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adjective
adverb
nouns
verb

Further reading[edit]

  • analog in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • analog in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French analogue, from Latin analogus.

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analog m or n (feminine singular analoagă, masculine plural analogi, feminine and neuter plural analoage)

  1. analogue (represented by a continuously variable physical quantity)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

ana- +‎ -log

Adjective[edit]

analog

  1. analogue

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Inflection of analog
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular analog
Neuter singular analogt
Plural analoga
Masculine plural3 analoge
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 analoge
All analoga
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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