re·​anal·​y·​sis (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈna-lə-səs How to pronounce reanalysis (audio)
plural reanalyses (ˌ)rē-ə-ˈna-lə-ˌsēz How to pronounce reanalysis (audio)
: the act or an instance of analyzing (something) again : repeated or renewed analysis
Budgett said some samples from the 2012 London Olympics are also being retested now on a targeted basis ahead of the Rio Games, although most are being saved for later reanalysis.Associated Press

Examples of reanalysis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Human vetting of an entire night’s worth of search data now takes just a few hours rather than weeks, and AI reanalysis of 2020 data turned up 67 more KBOs than unassisted human searches. Diane Hope, Ars Technica, 12 Dec. 2023 For instance, a recent reanalysis showed that 79% of cultures described in ethnographic data included descriptions of women hunting; however, previous interpretations frequently left them out. Sarah Lacy, Discover Magazine, 27 Nov. 2023 Their reanalysis concluded that there were no significant differences in respiratory outcomes. The Conversation, Ars Technica, 4 Nov. 2023 Since the International Olympic Committee last year ordered the reanalysis of hundreds of samples saved from previous Summer Olympics, 98 additional cheaters from multiple countries were caught—60 from the Beijing games in 2008 and 38 from the London games in 2012. IEEE Spectrum, 25 July 2016 Local readings were compared to hourly reanalysis data from ERA5 to account for hourly or daily weather fluctuations. Anant Gupta, Washington Post, 22 Sep. 2023 Today's rebuttal noted that the consortium's reanalysis did not support this idea and instead pointed strongly to a southern start for the animals. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 1 Nov. 2017 The new monthly record is based on climate reanalysis data, which combines on-the-ground observations, satellite data and climate modeling to produce estimates of temperatures across the Earth that date back decades. Evan Bush, NBC News, 27 July 2023 However, after reanalysis, the remains of LB1 date closer to 100,000 to 60,000 years old, and the discovered stone tools date from 190,000 to 50,000 years old. Monica Cull, Discover Magazine, 25 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of reanalysis was in 1870

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“Reanalysis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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