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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 .

Historical Examples

analytical chemists check the work at every stage in the factory, and labour-saving appliances are the rule and not the exception.
Our First Half-Century Government of Queensland

The “analytical Review” praised her in a long and leading criticism.
Mary Wollstonecraft Elizabeth Robins Pennell

analytical or dogmatic, comparative, anecdotical or facetious?
The English Stage Augustin Filon

Meantime the retainer goes round, like a gloomy analytical Chemist: always seeming to say, after ‘Chablis, sir?’
Our Mutual Friend Charles Dickens

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 and Calculus for the popular mind, or even for any but a few patient thinkers.
Know the Truth; A critique of the Hamiltonian Theory of Limitation Jesse H. Jones

analytical methods which experience has shown to be faulty have been omitted, and replaced by newer and more accurate processes.
Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth

His first volume of poems had been severely criticised by the analytical Review.
The Works of William Cowper William Cowper

I do not know any work of this kind which is clearer, more methodic or more comprehensive than your analytical Institutions.
Woman in Science John Augustine Zahm

There are several errors in the chronology given in the analytical table.
A short history of Rhode Island George Washington Greene

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

1520s, from Medieval Latin analyticus (see analytic) + -al (1). Related: Analytically.

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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