overanalysis

noun
over·​anal·​y·​sis | \ ˌō-vər-ə-ˈna-lə-səs How to pronounce overanalysis (audio) \
plural overanalyses\ ˌō-​vər-​ə-​ˈna-​lə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce overanalyses (audio) \

Definition of overanalysis

: excessive analysis overanalysis of a small problem that obstructed the real issues He's a man of lists and overanalysis; he sweats the details.— Jason Feifer … citing the old saw about overanalysis leading to paralysis.— Dan Brown and Patrick Maloney

First Known Use of overanalysis

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Overanalysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overanalysis. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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