an·​a·​lyt·​ics | \ ˌa-nə-ˈli-tiks How to pronounce analytics (audio) \

Definition of analytics

: the method of logical analysis

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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 Sessions said Louisville and others will benefit from a data analytics program that can calculate which doctors are prescribing the most pain pills, which pharmacies are dispensing the most and who has the most patients who end up dead. Beth Warren, The Courier-Journal, "Doctor fraud crackdown on opioid epidemic involves Louisville," 28 June 2018 Eugene Lee, cofounder of ChannelMeter, a software analytics service for video creators, says that Instagram’s delay on announcing a plan to pay its creators is a mistake. Natasha Mascarenhas,, "Instagram, in challenge to YouTube, unveils new IGTV video app," 20 June 2018 Rolen is the fifth-best defender ever at third base according to one analytics site, Fangraphs, and in the top 20 of all time by traditional stats such as fielding percentage. Ben Rowen, The Atlantic, "Finding the Formula for Team Chemistry," 15 June 2018 FanGraphs, an analytics site, also rated the 2012 San Diego farm system first. Tom Krasovic,, "Revisiting a Padres' draft-and-farm hype train," 11 June 2018 But no Philly franchise has an operation like the Sixers’. Every NBA team has an analytics department, but, according to one league source, most departments consist of a couple of recent college grads with bachelor’s degrees in statistics. Marcus Hayes,, "Analytics-driven Sixers ride the numbers to NBA playoffs," 18 Apr. 2018 This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Car and Driver, "Privacy Policy," 30 Nov. 2012

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circa 1590, in the meaning defined above

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