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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This first principle is therefore understood ultimately as a call to love so radical that "reality itself prompts us to love." Knasas examines here the richness, intelligibility, and analogous structure in the sameness-in-difference of being as the good.
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.
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."
Thus it seems that Aristotle is claiming that, although many genera happen to have analogous structures and follow analogous rules, there is no universal guarantee that even the basic rules of addition and subtraction will be realized in the same way by different kinds of things.
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. "This is how the international tax regime works.