A design for a general-purpose digital computer proposed by Charles Babbage in 1837 as a successor to his earlier special-purpose Difference Engine.
The Analytical Engine was to be built from brass gears powered by steam with input given on punched cards. Babbage could never secure enough funding to build it, and so it was, and never has been, constructed.
- Analytical entry
a bibliographic record of part of an item for which a comprehensive bibliographic record has been made, as a single play or essay in an anthology, a subject in a comprehensive work, or a part of a multivolume set of books.
- Analytical geometry
noun the branch of geometry that uses algebraic notation and analysis to locate a geometric point in terms of a coordinate system; coordinate geometry Historical Examples analytical geometry: the representation of geometrical figures and their relations by algebraic equations. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 6 Various It was too much like analytical geometry […]
- Analytical machine
analytical machine Analytical Engine
- Analytical philosophy
noun a school of philosophy which flourished in the first half of the 20th century and which sought to resolve philosophical problems by analysing the language in which they are expressed, esp in terms of formal logic as in Russell’s theory of descriptions Compare linguistic philosophy noun analytic philosophy; the attempt to resolve philosophical problems […]