analytic

adjective

an·​a·​lyt·​ic ˌa-nə-ˈli-tik How to pronounce analytic (audio)
variants or analytical
1
: of or relating to analysis or analytics
especially : separating something into component parts or constituent elements
2
: being a proposition (such as "no bachelor is married") whose truth is evident from the meaning of the words it contains compare synthetic
3
: skilled in or using analysis especially in thinking or reasoning
a keenly analytic person/mind
an analytical study
4
linguistics : characterized by the use of function words rather than inflectional forms to express grammatical relationships
analytic languages
5
6
mathematics : treated or treatable by or using the methods of algebra and calculus
7
mathematics
a
of a function of a real variable : capable of being expanded in a Taylor's series in powers of x − h in some neighborhood of the point h
b
of a function of a complex variable : differentiable at every point in some neighborhood of a given point
analytically adverb
analyticity noun

Examples of analytic in a Sentence

presented a very analytical argument for the defendant's guilt
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Word History

Etymology

analytic borrowed from Late Latin analyticus, borrowed from Greek analytikós, from analýein "to loosen, dissolve, resolve into constitutent elements" + -t-, verbal adjective formative + -ikos -ic entry 1; analytical from Late Latin analyticus + -al entry 1 — more at analysis

First Known Use

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of analytic was in 1601

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Cite this Entry

“Analytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analytic. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

analytic

adjective
an·​a·​lyt·​ic ˌan-ə-ˈlit-ik How to pronounce analytic (audio)
variants or analytical
1
a
: of or relating to analysis
b
: separating something into its parts or elements
2
: skilled in or using analysis
a keenly analytic person
analytically adverb

Medical Definition

analytic

adjective
an·​a·​lyt·​ic ˌan-ᵊl-ˈit-ik How to pronounce analytic (audio)
variants or analytical
1
: of or relating to analysis
especially : separating something into component parts or constituent elements
2
analytically adverb

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