analytic

adjective an·a·lyt·ic \ ˌa-nə-ˈli-tik \
variants: or analytical play \-ti-kəl\
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

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

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


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

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

analytically

adverb

Medical Dictionary

analytic

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

medical Definition of analytic

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

analytically

play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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