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Definition of analytics

: the method of logical analysis

Examples of analytics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web McCarthy wasn’t known as an analytics ambassador during 13 seasons with the Green Bay Packers. Michael Gehlken, Dallas News, "Can Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy turn analytics talk into action?," 11 Jan. 2020 Data analytics plays a significant role in helping us assess and better understand issues such as loss or gain in market share, loyalty among buyers, and pursuing future expansion. Sangeeta Tanwar, Quartz India, "At one of India’s oldest liquor companies, digital marketing is key to “relentless modernisation”," 27 Dec. 2019 The Nationals have an analytics department, like every other team, but Rizzo still stresses old-school scouting. Paul Sullivan,, "Theo Epstein’s offseason work is just beginning as the GM meetings end," 14 Nov. 2019 As the analytics geniuses decided that the mid-range shot was as antiquated as the peach basket, the Warriors let Livingston fire away with his 10-to-15-foot jumpers, crushing opponents’ spirit along the way. Bruce Jenkins,, "A’s future is now with Jesus Luzardo and Sean Murphy," 13 Sep. 2019 Adding the distance from a noisy highway, for example, made the algorithm more accurate, said James Marshall, its director of real estate analytics products. R.a. Schuetz, Houston Chronicle, "Your next property appraisal may come from a computer," 30 Aug. 2019 Via accounted for less than 1% of total ride share sales for the Chicago Metro area for the month of June, according to Second Measure, an analytics platform. Mary Wisniewski,, "Via rideshare expands to entire city; offers $2.50 rides to and from transit stops," 6 Aug. 2019 The predictive analytics program is first rolled out to Diageo’s most important markets, the CFO said. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "Predictive Analytics Give a Boost to Diageo’s Cost-Savings Efforts," 25 Apr. 2019 Explained like that, analytics makes a lot of common sense. Ed Rendell,, "Rendell: Great time to be a Philly sports fan," 20 Apr. 2018

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circa 1590, in the meaning defined above

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“Analytics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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