an·​a·​lyst | \ ˈa-nə-ləst How to pronounce analyst (audio) \

Definition of analyst

1 : a person who analyzes or who is skilled in analysis

Examples of analyst in a Sentence

My analyst felt that I was making good progress.
Recent Examples on the Web As such, one industry analyst is predicting that Nintendo will launch the Switch 2 in 2024. Jacob Siegal, BGR, 16 May 2022 One analyst became famous for making a high-conviction bear call just before the October 19, 1987 stock market crash. Martin Fridson, Forbes, 16 May 2022 But from a broader perspective, the changes in monetary policy and the rise in inflation have fundamentally changed the dynamic between stocks and bonds, said Evercore ISI analyst Julian Emanuel. Paul Vigna, WSJ, 16 May 2022 Manager Terry Francona, bench coach DeMarlo Hale, first base coach Sandy Alomar, third base coach Mike Sarbaugh, hitting coach Chris Valaika, assistant pitching Joe Torres and hitting analyst Justin Toole all went on the IL. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 16 May 2022 In some cases, voters see celebrities as more credible than politicians, one analyst said. David Jackson, USA TODAY, 15 May 2022 One analyst has counted at least 46 exchange hacks since 2012. Ken Dilanian, NBC News, 14 May 2022 But Disney has grown subscriptions 33 percent in the past year, and one analyst has projected Disney+ will surpass Netflix by 2025. Brendan Morrow, The Week, 11 May 2022 In February, one analyst, speaking on a Disney conference call to discuss earnings, noted that software development has been one area in which the company has struggled. Ryan Faughnderstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 27 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of analyst

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for analyst

borrowed from French analyste "mathematician skilled in analysis," probably by haplology from *analysiste, from analyse or analysie analysis + -iste -ist entry 1

Note: French analyste would appear to be a derivative of analyser, a counterpart to analyze in English, but the French verb is apparently attested several decades later than the agent noun.

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“Analyst.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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