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an·a·lyt·ic(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.
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.]
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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
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]
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an•a•lyt•ic(ˌæn lˈɪt ɪk)
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.”
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]
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|Adj.||1.||analytic - using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus; "analytic statics"|
|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"|
|3.||analytic - 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"
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