analytic

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adjective an·a·lyt·ic \ˌa-nə-ˈli-tik\
variants: or

analytical

play \-ti-kəl\

Definition of analytic

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

  2. 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. 3 :  skilled in or using analysis especially in thinking or reasoning a keenly analytic person/mind an analytical study

  4. 4 linguistics :  characterized by the use of function words rather than inflectional forms to express grammatical relationships analytic languages

  5. 5 :  psychoanalytic

  6. 6 mathematics :  treated or treatable by or using the methods of algebra and calculus

  7. 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 hb of a function of a complex variable :  differentiable at every point in some neighborhood of a given point

analytically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

analyticity

play \ˌa-nə-lə-ˈti-sə-tē\ noun

Examples of analytic in a Sentence

  1. presented a very analytical argument for the defendant's guilt

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Origin and Etymology of analytic

Late Latin analyticus, from Greek analytikos, from analyein


First Known Use: 1601


ANALYTIC Defined for Kids

analytic

adjective an·a·lyt·ic \ˌa-nə-ˈli-tik\
variants: or

analytical

\ˌa-nə-ˈli-ti-kəl\

Definition of analytic for Students

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

analytically

adverb

Medical Dictionary

analytic

play
adjective an·a·lyt·ic \ˌan-əl-ˈit-ik\
variants: or

analytical

\-i-kəl\play

Medical Definition of analytic

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

  2. 2:  psychoanalytic

analytically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


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