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Definition of analytics

: the method of logical analysis

Examples of analytics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There are pitfalls for CIOs to watch out for when using data analytics to track and gauge employee productivity, though. Sara Castellanos, WSJ, "Autodesk CIO Wants to Create ‘Netflix’ Experience for Employees," 20 Jan. 2021 The Americans with Disabilities Act does not prohibit discrimination based on future medical problems, and no law prohibits decision-making on the basis of non-genetic predictive data, such as decisions made using predictive analytics and AI. Satish Gattadahalli, STAT, "Ten steps to ethics-based governance of AI in health care," 3 Nov. 2020 According to a Monday afternoon release from the department, Google Cloud is now being used to process claimant determinations, using predictive analytics that are based on historical data. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin unemployment department says adjudication of claims will be sped up thanks to new partnership with Google Cloud," 19 Oct. 2020 Referees are selected for the playoffs and ensuing rounds using analytics, input from teams and input from referee operations. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "For referee officiating his first NBA Finals, the assignment is a 'heart-racing moment'," 30 Sep. 2020 The social media analytics company NewsWhip said stories about Biden have been interacted with 250 million times since Jan. 20, compared with 192 million for Trump. David Bauder, Star Tribune, "Media grapples with how to cover Trump after White House," 4 Feb. 2021 Net Health, backed by Level Equity and the Carlyle Group, acquired PointRight, a Cambridge, Mass.-based healthcare analytics company. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Why investors are excited to see the Plaid and Visa merger die," 14 Jan. 2021 Gift-card purchases in the first week of December were twice the rate in the same period last year, according to InMarket, a data-analytics company. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Gift Cards Are the Go-To Holiday Gifts of 2020," 23 Dec. 2020 Billboard's Top Facebook Live Videos chart is a monthly look at the widest-reaching and most-reacted-to videos posted by musicians on Facebook Live, as tracked by media analytics company Shareablee, on a month-to-month basis. Kevin Rutherford, Billboard, "Michael Buble’s Quarantine Cookie-Baking Clip Leads Year-End Top Facebook Live Videos Chart," 23 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of analytics was circa 1590

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2 Mar 2021

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“Analytics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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