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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.


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  • Analytic phonics

    noun (functioning as sing) same as phonics (sense 2) Compare synthetic phonics

  • Analytical

    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 […]

  • Analytical balance

    a precision balance having a sensitivity of 0.1 milligram.

  • Analytical chemistry

    the subdivision of chemistry dealing with the qualitative and quantitative determination of chemical components of substances. Historical Examples analytical chemistry, or the art of distinguishing different chemical substances, was rapidly developing, Phlogiston theory. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3 Various noun the branch of chemistry involved with quantitative and qualitative identification of elements […]

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