[an-l-it-ik or an-l-it-i-kuh l]
- pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to synthetic).
- 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 synthetic(def 3), polysynthetic(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 analysis.
Origin of analytic
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The former is dealt with only in the Analytic, the latter only in the Dialectic.
The Analytic is a dissection of the faculty of the understanding.
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- relating to analysis
- capable of or given to analysingan analytic mind
- Also: isolating linguistics denoting languages, such as Chinese, whose morphology is characterized by analysisCompare synthetic (def. 3), agglutinative (def. 2), polysynthetic
- logic (of a proposition)
- Also: regular, holomorphic maths (of a function of a complex variable) having a derivative at each point of its domain
C16: via Late Latin from Greek analutikos from analuein to dissolve, break down; see analysis
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Word Origin and History for analytic
c.1600, from Medieval Latin analyticus, from Greek analytikos "analytical," from analytos "dissolved" (see analysis).
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- Of or relating to analysis or analytics.
- Expert in or using analysis, especially one who thinks in a logical manner.
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