analyst

noun
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 Karl Brauer, executive analyst at iSeeCars.com, said large screens can be very distracting. Morgan Korn, ABC News, "Giant screens, spartan interiors: Electric vehicles go high tech," 11 Apr. 2021 Ravitch’s office is not aware of similar charges in other fire cases, said Joan Croft, an analyst in the office. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, "New kind of criminal charges against PG&E for wildfires cites danger from smoke and ash," 10 Apr. 2021 Labib Kamhawi, a Jordanian political analyst, said the strong support for Abdullah reflected his generally good relations across the region as well as a concern that similar troubles could strike other countries. Time, "Jordan's King Sends a Tough Message on Dissent in the Royal Family," 5 Apr. 2021 Labib Kamhawi, a Jordanian political analyst, said the strong support for King Abdullah reflected his generally good relations across the region as well as a concern that similar troubles could strike other countries. Josef Federman, The Christian Science Monitor, "Jordanian prince: A case of sedition or simply dissent?," 4 Apr. 2021 Neither French political analyst Alexis de Tocqueville nor British public intellectual James Bryce was fully sold on the American experiment. Washington Post, "A modern-day historian writes the timeline of American decline," 2 Apr. 2021 Political analyst Tamer Badawi said the Shiite militias aim to send a dual message to al-Khadimi's administration. Star Tribune, "A growing challenge for Iraq: Iran-aligned Shiite militias," 31 Mar. 2021 Hale then worked as a political geography analyst with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency between December 2013 and August 2014. Jerry Dunleavy, Washington Examiner, "Former intel analyst pleads guilty to leaking about drone program," 31 Mar. 2021 As the political changes pushed by Beijing continue to shake Hong Kong, more people are likely to consider options for leaving, said Sonny Lo, a political analyst based in Hong Kong. New York Times, "How China Plans to Control Hong Kong’s Elections," 30 Mar. 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analyst. Accessed 16 Apr. 2021.

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analyst

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English Language Learners Definition of analyst

: a person who studies or analyzes something

analyst

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

Kids Definition of analyst

: a person who studies or analyzes something a financial analyst

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