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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 its denial involves a contradiction, as “All husbands are married.”.

(of a function of a complex variable) having a first derivative at all points of a given domain; holomorphic; regular.
(of a curve) having parametric equations that represent analytic functions.
(of a proof) using .

Contemporary Examples

She is the author of Creating Bodies: Eating Disorders as Self-Destructive Survival from The analytic Press.
The Post-Pregnancy Weight-Loss Obsession Katie Gentile January 22, 2010

Historical Examples

It greatly tends to conceal from the reader the central position which Kant has assigned to time in the analytic.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

In no part of the Critique is this so obvious as in the analytic of Concepts.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

analytic and synthetic propositions at once throw light upon the notion of a category.
The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols) Thomas De Quincey

To do this (he says) belongs to the province of analytic; while in the present treatise he is dealing merely with Dialectic.
Aristotle George Grote

Do not look for analytic Date-words in the following cases until you have first memorised my Correlations or your own.
Assimilative Memory Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)

The argument of the Dialectic is no longer emphasised at the expense of the analytic.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

It might even be argued that every proposition is analytic to the man who utters it and Synthetic to the man who receives it.
Logic, Inductive and Deductive William Minto

In the analytic it is ascribed to the co-operation of sensibility and understanding.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

The logical aspect of the problem first receives anything like adequate recognition in the analytic.
A Commentary to Kant’s ‘Critique of Pure Reason’ Norman Kemp Smith

relating to analysis
capable of or given to analysing: an analytic mind
(linguistics) Also isolating. denoting languages, such as Chinese, whose morphology is characterized by analysis Compare synthetic (sense 3), agglutinative (sense 2), polysynthetic
(logic, of a proposition)

true by virtue of the meanings of the words alone without reference to the facts, as all spinsters are unmarried
true or false by virtue of meaning alone; so all spinsters are married is analytically false Compare synthetic (sense 4), a priori

(maths) Also regular, holomorphic. (of a function of a complex variable) having a derivative at each point of its domain

c.1600, from Medieval Latin analyticus, from Greek analytikos “analytical,” from analytos “dissolved” (see analysis).

analytic an·a·lyt·ic (ān’ə-lĭt’ĭk) or an·a·lyt·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)

Of or relating to analysis or analytics.

Expert in or using analysis, especially one who thinks in a logical manner.



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