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

Definition of analytics

: the method of logical analysis

Examples of analytics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new Indoor Camera Pro improves on the existing model by adding a new audio analytics feature which can detect glass breaking as well as reacting to smoke and CO2 detectors installed in your home. Matthew Humphries, PCMAG, 9 May 2022 And the idea that advanced stats or analytics somehow propelled Jokic to MVP is absurd. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, 9 May 2022 Syndio’s software and analytics help companies analyze pay equity in the organization (getting equal pay for equal work) and also assess opportunity equity. Kim Elsesser, Forbes, 7 May 2022 The Amadea berthed in Fiji on April 13, according to local reports and the maritime analytics website Marine Traffic. Graham Kates, CBS News, 5 May 2022 She was joined by Helen McLendon, an analytics engineer for DataSF, San Francisco’s open data portal that allows the public to obtain information about the city and government. Sfchroniclepr, San Francisco Chronicle, 5 May 2022 Mia Vasser is the director of culture and engagement at CallRail, a business communications and analytics platform that helps businesses turn more leads into better customers. Mia Vasser, Fortune, 4 May 2022 The ad spots can be purchased via TikTok’s ad management platform and advertisers will receive post-campaign audience reporting, though executives did not share specifics on what analytics would be shared. J. Clara Chan, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 May 2022 That’s aimed at providing better analytics to advertisers who purchase Twitter Amplify sponsorships from NBCU about incremental audience reach. Todd Spangler, Variety, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of analytics

circa 1590, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for analytics

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

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13 May 2022

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“Analytics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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