Definition of analysis
- doing a careful analysis of the problem
- a chemical analysis of the soil
- a patient who is in/undergoing analysis
a scientific analysis of the data
make a chemical analysis of the soil
a detailed analysis of the bone structure of horses
performing chemical analysis of the soil
The newspaper printed an analysis of each candidate's positions.
That's not a bad analysis of the situation.
It's a problem that requires careful analysis.
He has been in analysis for many years.
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: a careful study of something to learn about its parts, what they do, and how they are related to each other
: an explanation of the nature and meaning of something
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