analogous structure

analogous structure

a structure that compared with another has the same function but a different origin; analogous structures are e.g. the human eye and the eye of the octopus. Analogy between structures does not imply evolutionary relationships but may imply CONVERGENCE.
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Knasas examines here the richness, intelligibility, and analogous structure in the sameness-in-difference of being as the good.
That tension Sobolev summarizes in this key passage: "Hopkins's poems combine the most orthodox doxological statements with apparent heterodoxy, rationalism with mysticism, complex religious philosophy with metaphysical indeterminacy, divine immanence with 'the disappearance of God,' the self-projection of meditation with the self-effacement of contemplation, the Scotist univocity of being with the Thomistic analogous structure of the universe, moments of symbolic revelation with the chains of allegorical disruption, ecstatic declarations of faith with bouts of loneliness and inner emptiness, and the excesses of happiness with those of despair" (p.
In essays which touch on issues of sexual difference, Johnson finds an analogous structure informing the construction of sexuality and desire.
No such analogous structure is apparent in this book.
Amine borane melts at 104#161#C, whereas ethane (H3CCH3), which has an analogous structure but features no dihydrogen bonding, melts at -181#161#C.
He described the anatomy of male and female genitalia and noted the analogous structures in adults.
According to the executive chairman virtually all major American companies operating internationally have similar structures to Google in place in order to minimise taxes and that European companies operating in the US have analogous structures.
With the results and other recent research, Jarvis said, "I feel more comfortable that we can link structures in songbird brains to analogous structures in human brains.