an·​a·​lyt·​ics ˌa-nə-ˈli-tiks How to pronounce analytics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: the method of logical analysis

Examples of analytics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Jacob Pewitt Yancey, Visit Florida director of consumer insight and analytics, said the agency recently compiled industry numbers showing that overall tourism had a $101.9 billion economic impact in 2021, topping the $96.4 billion in 2019. Jim Turner, Orlando Sentinel, 3 Feb. 2023 College basketball analytics site — which predicted a Georgia Tech win Wednesday — projects the Cards to lose out, with a 35% chance against Florida State on Saturday its best statistical shot at another victory. Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 2 Feb. 2023 For the paper, Gurun and his co-authors analyzed a database of job postings from labor analytics firm Burning Glass Technologies between 2010 and 2018, paying particular attention to which ones listed managerial titles. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 2 Feb. 2023 By navigating to their analytics page, creators will be able to see exactly why their video is ineligible and can appeal that decision. Taylor Lorenz, Washington Post, 2 Feb. 2023 The article was shared more than 900 times in a week, according to the social media analytics tool CrowdTangle. Chris Mueller, USA TODAY, 1 Feb. 2023 Unafraid of change, Snitker embraced analytics after Anthopoulos became general manager in 2017. Dan Schlossberg, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2023 Pretty much all the key stats and all the next-generation analytics say that the Big 12 is the top conference in men’s basketball. Dallas News, 26 Jan. 2023 Twitch is also working on beefing up its analytics offerings to help streamers understand where their viewers are coming from and optimal times to stream certain games or within certain categories. Ash Parrish, The Verge, 25 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History


borrowed from Late Latin Analytica, title of two of Aristotle's works on logic, borrowed from Greek analytiká, noun derivative from neuter plural of analytikós analytic

First Known Use

circa 1590, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of analytics was circa 1590

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“Analytics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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