Definition of analytic
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
5 : psychoanalytic
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 hb of a function of a complex variable : differentiable at every point in some neighborhood of a given point
analyticallyplay \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
analyticityplay \ˌa-nə-lə-ˈti-sə-tē\ noun
Examples of analytic in a Sentence
presented a very analytical argument for the defendant's guilt
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Out of the 9/11 and the WMD Commission criticisms, the number one was the production of analytic products and estimates.
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Origin and Etymology of analytic
Late Latin analyticus, from Greek analytikos, from analyein
First Known Use: 1601See Words from the same year
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Definition of analytic for Students
: of, relating to, or skilled in the careful study of something an analytic mind analytical chemistry
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