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a·nal·y·sis

 (ə-năl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. a·nal·y·ses (-sēz′)
1.
a. The separation of an intellectual or material whole into its constituent parts for individual study.
b. The study of such constituent parts and their interrelationships in making up a whole.
c. A spoken or written presentation of such study: published an analysis of poetic meter.
2. Chemistry
a. The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature (qualitative analysis) or their proportions (quantitative analysis).
b. The stated findings of such a separation or determination.
3. Mathematics
a. A branch of mathematics principally involving differential and integral calculus, sequences, and series and concerned with limits and convergence.
b. The method of proof in which a known truth is sought as a consequence of a series of deductions from that which is the thing to be proved.
4. Linguistics The use of function words such as prepositions, pronouns, or auxiliary verbs instead of inflectional endings to express a grammatical relationship; for example, the cover of the dictionary instead of the dictionary's cover.
5. Psychoanalysis.
6. Systems analysis.

[Medieval Latin, from Greek analusis, a dissolving, from analūein, to undo : ana-, throughout; see ana- + lūein, to loosen; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

analysis

(əˈnælɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. the division of a physical or abstract whole into its constituent parts to examine or determine their relationship or value. Compare synthesis1
2. a statement of the results of this
3. (Psychoanalysis) short for psychoanalysis
4. (Chemistry) chem
a. the decomposition of a substance into its elements, radicals, or other constituents in order to determine the kinds of constituents present (qualitative analysis) or the amount of each constituent (quantitative analysis)
b. the result obtained by such a determination
5. (Linguistics) linguistics the use of word order together with word function to express syntactic relations in a language, as opposed to the use of inflections. Compare synthesis4
6. (Mathematics) maths the branch of mathematics principally concerned with the properties of functions, largely arising out of calculus
7. (Philosophy) philosophy (in the writings of Kant) the separation of a concept from another that contains it. Compare synthesis6a
8. in the last analysis in the final analysis in the ultimate analysis after everything has been given due consideration
[C16: from New Latin, from Greek analusis, literally: a dissolving, from analuein, from ana- + luein to loosen]

a•nal•y•sis

(əˈnæl ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
1. the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements (opposed to synthesis).
2. this process as a method of studying the nature of something or of determining its essential features and their relations.
3. a presentation, usu. in writing, of the results of this process.
4.
a. an investigation based on the properties of numbers.
b. the discussion of a problem by algebra, as opposed to geometry.
c. the branch of mathematics consisting of calculus and its higher developments.
5.
a. intentionally produced decomposition or separation of materials into their ingredients or elements, as to find their kind or quantity.
b. the ascertainment of the kind or amount of one or more of the constituents of materials.
[1575–85; < New Latin < Greek, =analy(ein) to loosen up (ana- ana- + lyein to loosen) + -sis -sis]

a·nal·y·sis

(ə-năl′ĭ-sĭs)
Plural analyses (ə-năl′ĭ-sēz′)
The separation of a substance into its parts, usually by chemical means, for the study and identification of each component. ♦ Qualitative analysis determines what substances are present in a compound. ♦ Quantitative analysis determines how much of each substance is present in a compound.

analysis

In intelligence usage, a step in the processing phase of the intelligence cycle in which information is subjected to review in order to identify significant facts for subsequent interpretation. See also intelligence cycle.

analysis

the process of separating a whole into its parts to discover their function, relationship, etc. See also logic; psychology.
See also: Thinking
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.analysis - an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the wholeanalysis - an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
investigating, investigation - the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically
anatomy - a detailed analysis; "he studied the anatomy of crimes"
case study - a detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view
chemical analysis, qualitative analysis - the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements
cost analysis - breaking down the costs of some operation and reporting on each factor separately
dissection - detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work)
fundamental analysis, fundamentals analysis - (stock exchange) the use of fundamentals as an investment strategy
technical analysis, technical analysis of stock trends - (stock exchange) analysis of past price changes in the hope of forecasting future price changes
2.analysis - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relationsanalysis - the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
partitioning, breakdown - an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
cost-benefit analysis - an analysis of the cost effectiveness of different alternatives in order to see whether the benefits outweigh the costs
dissection - a minute and critical analysis
reasoning by elimination, elimination - analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives
reductionism - the analysis of complex things into simpler constituents
systems analysis - analysis of all aspects of a project along with ways to collect information about the operation of its parts
trend analysis - analysis of changes over time
synthetic thinking, synthesis - the combination of ideas into a complex whole
3.analysis - a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
literary criticism, criticism - a written evaluation of a work of literature
4.analysis - the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'
expressive style, style - a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period; "all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"
5.analysis - a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limitsanalysis - a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
infinitesimal calculus, calculus - the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions
Fourier analysis, harmonic analysis - analysis of a periodic function into a sum of simple sinusoidal components
6.analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disordersanalysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
abreaction, catharsis, katharsis - (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
psychotherapy - the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means
hypnoanalysis - the use of hypnosis in conjunction with psychoanalysis
anal personality, anal retentive personality - (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training)
genital personality - (psychoanalysis) the mature personality which is not dominated by infantile pleasure drives
oral personality - (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized either by generous optimism or aggressive and ambitious selfishness; formed in early childhood by fixation during the oral stage of development
ego - (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind
superego - (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience
id - (psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity
introjection - (psychoanalysis) the internalization of the parent figures and their values; leads to the formation of the superego
pleasure principle, pleasure-pain principle, pleasure-unpleasure principle - (psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the id; the principle that an infant seeks gratification and fails to distinguish fantasy from reality
reality principle - (psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the ego; the principle that as a child grows it becomes aware of the real environment and the need to accommodate to it
introject - (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized
ego ideal - (psychoanalysis) the part of the ego that contains an ideal of personal excellence toward which a person strives
imago - (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood
condensation - (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams
transference - (psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst
latent content - (psychoanalysis) hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream
complex - (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior
libido - (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire
penis envy - (psychoanalysis) a female's presumed envy of the male's penis; said to explain femininity
death instinct, death wish, Thanatos - (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die
libidinal energy - (psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido
cathexis, charge - (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"
acathexis - (psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual
psychosexual development - (psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage
anaclisis - (psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on others; especially a libidinal attachment to e.g. a parental figure
castration anxiety - (psychoanalysis) anxiety resulting from real or imagined threats to your sexual functions; originally applied only to men but can in principle apply to women
anal phase, anal stage - (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned
genital phase, genital stage - (psychoanalysis) the fifth sexual and social stage in a person's development occurring during adolescence; interest focuses on sexual activity
latency period, latency phase, latency stage - (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities
oral phase, oral stage - (psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting
phallic phase, phallic stage - (psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure
abreact - discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
anal retentive, anal - a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.
oral - a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression

analysis

noun
1. study, reasoning, opinion, judgment, interpretation, evaluation, estimation, dissection We did an analysis of the way they have spent money in the past.

analysis

noun
1. The separation of a whole into its parts for study:
2. A close or systematic study:
Translations
تحليلتـَحْليلتَحْلِيلتحليل رياضيتحليل مختبري
anàlisi
analýzarozborpsychoanalýza
analysepsykoanalyse
analitikoanalizo
analüüs
analyysi
analiza
analíziselemzés
greiningsálgreining
分析分析判断解析解析学
분석
analitikasanalitinisanalizėpsichoanalitikaspsichoanalizė
analīzepsihoanalīze
analýzarozbor
analizapresoja
analys
การวิเคราะห์
çözümlemepsikoanalizruh tahlilitahlil
quá trình phân tích

analysis

[əˈnælɪsɪs] N (analyses (pl)) [əˈnælisiːz]
1. (= study) → análisis m inv
in the final or last or ultimate analysisa fin de cuentas
2. (Psych) → psicoanálisis m

analysis

[əˈnælɪsɪs] [analyses] [əˈnælɪsiːz] (pl) n
[data, information, results] → analyse f; [situation, problem, performance] → analyse f
statistical analysis → analyse statistique
economic analysis → analyse économique
in the final analysis, in the last analysis (mainly US) (= in the end) → en dernière analyse
[sample, substance] → analyse f
to take sth for analysis → faire analyser qch
(PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY) [person] → psychanalyse f
to be in analysis → être en analyse

analysis

n pl <analyses>
(= examination)Analyse f; (Gram, of sentence also) → (Zer)gliederung f; what’s your analysis of the situation?wie beurteilen Sie die Situation?; in the last or final analysisletzten Endes; on (closer) analysisbei genauerer Untersuchung
(= psychoanalysis)Psychoanalyse f, → Analyse f (inf)

analysis

[əˈnæləsɪs] n (analyses (pl)) [əˈnælɪsiːz]analisi f inv (Psych) → (psic)analisi f inv
in the last analysis → in ultima analisi

analysis

(əˈnӕləsis) plural aˈnalyses (-siːz) noun
1. (a) detailed examination of something (a sentence, a chemical compound etc) especially by breaking it up into the parts of which it is made up. The chemist is making an analysis of the poison; close analysis of the situation.
2. (especially American) psycho-analysis. He is undergoing analysis for his emotional problems.
analyse (ˈӕnəlaiz) , (American) analyze verb
to examine the nature of (something) especially by breaking up (a whole) into parts. The doctor analysed the blood sample.
analyst (ˈӕnəlist) noun
1. a person who analyses. a chemical analyst.
2. (especially American) a psychiatrist.
analytical (ӕnəˈlitikl) adjective

analysis

تـَحْليل analýza analyse Analyse ανάλυση análisis analyysi analyse analiza analisi 分析 분석 analyse analyse analiza análise анализ analys การวิเคราะห์ çözümleme quá trình phân tích 分析

a·nal·y·sis

n. análisis, prueba;
accumulation ______ de acumulación;
amino acid ______ de aminoácido;
bite ______ de la mordida;
breath ______ del aliento;
cephalometric ______ cefalométrico;
character ______ del carácter;
cost ______ de costos;
data ______ de datos;
dream ______ de los sueños;
gastric ______ gástrico;
hair ______ del pelo;
qualitative ______ cualitativo;
quantitative ______ cuantitativo.

analysis

n (pl -ses) análisis m; (psych, fam) psicoanálisis m, análisis m (fam); semen — análisis de semen
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Specimens from these mounds, taken from different localities, and at different levels, were sent to San Francisco for more rigid assay and analysis.
Certainly there was some deep meaning in it most worthy of interpretation, and which, as it were, streamed forth from the mystic symbol, subtly communicating itself to my sensibilities, but evading the analysis of my mind.
For, not to hint of this: that it is an inference from certain canonic teachings, that while some natural enjoyments here shall have no children born to them for the other world, but, on the contrary, shall be followed by the joy-childlessness of all hell's despair; whereas, some guilty mortal miseries shall still fertilely beget to themselves an eternally progressive progeny of griefs beyond the grave; not at all to hint of this, there still seems an inequality in the deeper analysis of the thing.
Children can feel, but they cannot analyse their feelings; and if the analysis is partially effected in thought, they know not how to express the result of the process in words.
The large, electric, light-gray eyes were hardly ever in repose; all varieties of expression followed each other over the plastic, ever-changing face, with a giddy rapidity which left sober analysis far behind in the race.
On the whole, I by no means recognized the analysis, but thought it not worth disputing.
It was clear to him that the experimental method was the only method by which one could arrive at any scientific analysis of the passions; and certainly Dorian Gray was a subject made to his hand, and seemed to promise rich and fruitful results.
In the making of steel, a chemical analysis is made of each caldron of molten pig-iron, when it starts on its way to be refined, and this analysis is sent by telephone to the steelmaker, so that he will know exactly how each potful is to be handled.
Among the branches of philosophy, I had, at an earlier period, given some attention to logic, and among those of the mathematics to geometrical analysis and algebra, -- three arts or sciences which ought, as I conceived, to contribute something to my design.
I was forced to fall back upon the unsatisfactory conclusion, that while, beyond doubt, there are combinations of very simple natural objects which have the power of thus affecting us, still the analysis of this power lies among considerations beyond our depth.
The qualitative analysis give a quite normal condition, and shows, I should infer, in itself a vigorous state of health.
Spectrum analysis of the black powder points unmistakably to the presence of an unknown element with a brilliant group of three lines in the green, and it is pos- sible that it combines with argon to form a compound which acts at once with deadly effect upon some constituent in the blood.

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