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 (ăn′ə-lĭt′ĭk) or an·a·lyt·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
a. Of or relating to analysis or analytics.
b. Expert in or using analysis, especially in thinking: an analytic mind; an analytic approach. See Synonyms at logical.
2. Dividing into elemental parts or basic principles.
3. Reasoning or acting from a perception of the parts and interrelations of a subject: "Many of the most serious pianists have turned toward more analytic playing, with a renewed focus on the architecture and ideas of music" (Annalyn Swan).
4. Logic Following necessarily; tautologous: an analytic truth.
5. Mathematics
a. Using, subjected to, or capable of being subjected to a methodology involving algebra or other methods of mathematical analysis.
b. Proving a known truth by reasoning from that which is to be proved.
6. Linguistics Expressing a grammatical function by using two or more words instead of an inflected form: Vietnamese is an analytic language.

[Medieval Latin analyticus, from Greek analutikos, from analūein, to resolve; see analysis.]

an′a·lyt′i·cal·ly adv.
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(ˌænəˈlɪtɪk) or


1. relating to analysis
2. capable of or given to analysing: an analytic mind.
3. (Linguistics) linguistics Also: isolating denoting languages, such as Chinese, whose morphology is characterized by analysis. Compare synthetic3, agglutinative2, polysynthetic
4. (Logic) logic (of a proposition)
a. true by virtue of the meanings of the words alone without reference to the facts, as all spinsters are unmarried
b. true or false by virtue of meaning alone; so all spinsters are married is analytically false. Compare synthetic4, a priori
5. (Mathematics) maths Also: regular or holomorphic (of a function of a complex variable) having a derivative at each point of its domain
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek analutikos from analuein to dissolve, break down; see analysis]
ˌanaˈlytically adv
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(ˌæn lˈɪt ɪk)

also an`a•lyt′i•cal,

1. pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to synthetic).
2. skilled in or habitually using analysis.
3. (of a language) characterized by the use of function words and changes in word order, rather than inflected forms, to express syntactic relations. Compare polysynthetic, synthetic (def. 4).
4. (of a proposition) necessarily true because its denial involves a contradiction, as “All husbands are married.”
5. Math.
a. (of a function of a complex variable) having a first derivative at all points of a given domain; regular.
b. (of a curve) having parametric equations that represent analytic functions.
[1580–90; < Medieval Latin < Greek]
an`a•lyt′i•cal•ly, adv.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.analytic - using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculusanalytic - using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus; "analytic statics"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
2.analytic - using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles); "an analytic experiment"; "an analytic approach"; "a keenly analytic man"; "analytical reasoning"; "an analytical mind"
synthetical, synthetic - involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis; "limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch
3.analytic - expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflectionanalytic - expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
linguistics - the scientific study of language
synthetic - systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
4.analytic - of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
a priori - involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact; "an a priori judgment"
deductive - involving inferences from general principles
logical - capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning; "a logical mind"
synthetical, synthetic - of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts; "`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"
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For all these reasons then, and others perhaps too analytic to be verbally developed here, Ahab plainly saw that he must still in a good degree continue true to the natural, nominal purpose of the Pequod's voyage; observe all customary usages; and not only that, but force himself to evince all his well known passionate interest in the general pursuit of his profession.
But this did not long trouble him, for he was not in an analytic mood.
The analogy did not occur to her, but something else did as she saw the flushed face and fever wracked body of the man whose appeal to her she would have thought purely physical had she given the subject any analytic consideration; and as a realization of his utter helplessness came to her she bent over him and kissed first his forehead and then his lips.
Between ingenuity and the analytic ability there exists a difference far greater, indeed, than that between the fancy and the imagination, but of a character very strictly analogous.
At such times I could not help remarking and admiring (although from his rich ideality I had been prepared to expect it) a peculiar analytic ability in Dupin.
It would be ridiculous to be prying and analytic in such cases, as if one were inquiring into the character of a confidential clerk.
It must be evident at first glance that the analysis of knowledge is rendered more difficult by the rejection; but the apparent simplicity of Brentano's view of knowledge will be found, if I am not mistaken, incapable of maintaining itself either against an analytic scrutiny or against a host of facts in psycho-analysis and animal psychology.
In the enlightened child of civilization the abandonment characteristic of grief is checked and varied in the subtlest manner, so as to present an interesting problem to the analytic mind.
Zoldi has been responsible for authoring 91 analytic patents, with 43 patents granted and 48 in process.
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This reference on methods and debates of analytic feminist philosophy can be used by students in introductory and intermediate courses in philosophy.
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