verb (used with object), an·a·lysed, an·a·lys·ing. Chiefly British.
- analogy test,
- analysis of variance,
- analysis situs,
noun, plural a·nal·y·ses [uh-nal-uh-seez] /əˈnæl əˌsiz/.
- an investigation based on the properties of numbers.
- the discussion of a problem by algebra, as opposed to geometry.
- the branch of mathematics consisting of calculus and its higher developments.
- a system of calculation, as combinatorial analysis or vector analysis.
- a method of proving a proposition by assuming the result and working backward to something that is known to be true.Compare synthesis(def 4).
- intentionally produced decomposition or separation of materials into their ingredients or elements, as to find their kind or quantity.
- the ascertainment of the kind or amount of one or more of the constituents of materials, whether obtained in separate form or not.Compare qualitative analysis, quantitative analysis.
Origin of analysis
verb (used with object), an·a·lyzed, an·a·lyz·ing.
Origin of analyze
Examples from the Web for analyses
Analyses of antique bronzes give us some idea of their art of mixing and coloring.
Analyses of beer by eminent chemists show an average of 90 per cent.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why|Martha M. Allen
Analyses usually, however, show the presence of more iron, owing to the intimate admixture of iron-pyrites.
Analyses of these crystals agree perfectly with the formula BPI2.
Analyses some of the causes of the decay of the international conscience, and discusses means for its reinvigoration.Mountain Meditations|L. Lind-af-Hageby
Word Origin for analyse
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
- the decomposition of a substance into its elements, radicals, or other constituents in order to determine the kinds of constituents present (qualitative analysis) or the amount of each constituent (quantitative analysis)
- the result obtained by such a determination
Word Origin for analysis
1580s, "resolution of anything complex into simple elements" (opposite of synthesis), from Medieval Latin analysis (15c.), from Greek analysis "a breaking up, a loosening, releasing," noun of action from analyein "unloose, release, set free; to loose a ship from its moorings," in Aristotle, "to analyze," from ana "up, throughout" (see ana-) + lysis "a loosening," from lyein "to unfasten" (see lose). Psychological sense is from 1890. Phrase in the final (or last) analysis (1844), translates French en dernière analyse.
chiefly British English spelling of analyze (q.v.).
Analyse is better than analyze, but merely as being the one of the two equally indefensible forms that has won. The correct but now impossible form would be analysize (or analysise), with analysist for existing analyst. [Fowler]
c.1600, "to dissect," from French analyser, from analyse (see analysis). Literature sense is attested from 1610s; meaning in chemistry dates from 1660s. General sense of "to examine closely" dates from 1809; psychological sense is from 1909. Related: Analyzed; analyzing.