analytic

adjective
an·​a·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌa-nə-ˈli-tik How to pronounce analytic (audio) \
variants: or analytical \ ˌa-​nə-​ˈli-​ti-​kəl How to pronounce analytic (audio) \

Definition of analytic

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
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

Other Words from analytic

analytically \ ˌa-​nə-​ˈli-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce analytic (audio) \ adverb
analyticity \ ˌa-​nə-​lə-​ˈti-​sə-​tē How to pronounce analytic (audio) \ noun

Examples of analytic in a Sentence

presented a very analytical argument for the defendant's guilt
Recent Examples on the Web Our analytic models control for factors that might skew these results. Corey A. Deangelis And Christos A. Makridis, WSJ, 6 Jan. 2022 Chris was a little more analytic about his son’s performance in 2021. Scooby Axson, USA TODAY, 11 Dec. 2021 In short, analytic skills – the ability to run what-if scenario planning will become increasingly important. Steve Banker, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 Various analytic sites ranked Mayfield among the top five QBs in the second half of the 2020 regular season. Terry Pluto, cleveland, 2 Jan. 2022 The platform connects to lab instruments, equipment, analytic tools, ML/AI, third party software systems, and other tools to streamline science workflows and improve their management. John Cumbers, Forbes, 28 Dec. 2021 Dentsu is going to supply data from Merkle, a unit that distills analytic models from consumer information. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 16 Dec. 2021 South Africa's analytic work and transparency and sharing its results was indispensable in allowing a swift global response. Raf Casert And Mari Yamaguchi, USA TODAY, 29 Nov. 2021 In addition to improving the data generation and sharing that goes into this analytic work, the center’s principals will also work to improve the models — and forecasts — themselves. New York Times, 22 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of analytic

1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for analytic

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

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“Analytic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/analytic. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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analytic

adjective
an·​a·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌa-nə-ˈli-tik \
variants: or analytical \ ˌa-​nə-​ˈli-​ti-​kəl \

Kids Definition of analytic

: of, relating to, or skilled in the careful study of something an analytic mind analytical chemistry

Other Words from analytic

analytically adverb

analytic

adjective
an·​a·​lyt·​ic | \ ˌan-ᵊl-ˈit-ik How to pronounce analytic (audio) \
variants: or analytical \ -​i-​kəl How to pronounce analytic (audio) \

Medical Definition of analytic

1 : of or relating to analysis especially : separating something into component parts or constituent elements

Other Words from analytic

analytically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce analytic (audio) \ adverb

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