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 for analogue
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Analogue \An"a*logue\ (?; 115), n. [F. ?, fr. Gr. ?.]
     1. That which is analogous to, or corresponds with, some
        other thing.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The vexatious tyranny of the individual despot meets
              its analogue in the insolent tyranny of the many.
                                                    --I. Taylor.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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."
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     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.
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  analogue
      adj 1: of a circuit or device having an output that is
             proportional to the input; "analogue device"; "linear
             amplifier" [syn: analogue, analog, linear] [ant:
             digital]
      n 1: something having the property of being analogous to
           something else [syn: analogue, analog, parallel]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  46 Moby Thesaurus words for "analogue":
     ally, alter ego, analogon, associate, brother, close copy,
     close match, cognate, companion, complement, congenator, congener,
     coordinate, correlate, correlative, correspondent, counterpart,
     each other, equivalent, fellow, image, kindred spirit, like,
     likeness, match, mate, near duplicate, obverse, one another,
     parallel, pendant, picture, reciprocal, reciprocatist,
     reciprocator, second self, similitude, simulacrum, sister,
     soul mate, such, suchlike, tally, the like of, the likes of,
     twin
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  analogue
  
      (US: "analog") A description of a continuously
     variable signal or a circuit or device designed to handle such
     signals.  The opposite is "discrete" or "{digital".
  
     Analogue circuits are much harder to design and analyse than
     digital ones because the designer must take into account
     effects such as the gain, linearity and power handling of
     components, the resistance, capacitance and inductance of PCB
     tracks, wires and connectors, interference between signals,
     power supply stability and more.  A digital circuit design,
     especially for high switching speeds, must also take these
     factors into account if it is to work reliably, but they are
     usually less critical because most digital components will
     function correctly within a range of parameters whereas such
     variations will corrupt the outputs of an analogue circuit.
  
     See also analogue computer.
  
     (1995-11-14)
  

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