analyte an·a·lyte (ān’ə-līt’)
A substance or chemical constituent that is undergoing analysis.
pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to ). skilled in or habitually using analysis. (of a language) characterized by a relatively frequent use of function words, auxiliary verbs, and changes in word order to express syntactic relations, rather than of inflected forms. Compare (def 3), (def 1). Logic. (of a proposition) necessarily true because […]
- Analytic continuation
a method of finding a function that coincides with a given analytic function in a domain and that remains analytic in a larger domain. any function found by this method.
- Analytic geometry
a branch of mathematics in which algebraic procedures are applied to geometry and position is represented analytically by coordinates. analytic geometry (ān’ə-lĭt’ĭk) The use of algebra to solve problems in geometry, whereby geometric figures are represented by algebraic equations and plotted using coordinates.
- Analytic philosophy
. a 20th-century philosophical movement inspired by Ludwig Wittgenstein and marked by close attention paid to the way words are used in order to clarify concepts and to eliminate confusions arising from mystifying preconceptions about language.