analyse

[ an-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈæn lˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), an·a·lysed, an·a·lys·ing. Chiefly British.

Definition for analyses (2 of 3)

analysis

[ uh-nal-uh-sis ]
/ əˈnæl ə sɪs /

noun, plural a·nal·y·ses [uh-nal-uh-seez] /əˈnæl əˌsiz/.

Origin of analysis

1575–85; < New Latin < Greek, equivalent to analȳ́(ein) to loosen up (ana- ana- + lȳ́ein to loosen) + -sis -sis
Related formsmis·a·nal·y·sis, noun, plural mis·a·nal·y·ses.o·ver·a·nal·y·sis, noun, plural o·ver·a·nal·y·ses.re·a·nal·y·sis, noun, plural re·a·nal·y·ses.

Definition for analyses (3 of 3)

analyze

[ an-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈæn lˌaɪz /

verb (used with object), an·a·lyzed, an·a·lyz·ing.

to separate (a material or abstract entity) into constituent parts or elements; determine the elements or essential features of (opposed to synthesize): to analyze an argument.
to examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of: to analyze a poem.
to examine carefully and in detail so as to identify causes, key factors, possible results, etc.
to subject to mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc., analysis.
to psychoanalyze: a patient who has been analyzed by two therapists.
Also especially British, an·a·lyse.

Origin of analyze

1595–1605; back formation from analysis (or from its Latin or Gk sources), with -ys- taken as -ize
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British Dictionary definitions for analyses (1 of 2)

analyse

US analyze

/ (ˈænəˌlaɪz) /

verb (tr)

to examine in detail in order to discover meaning, essential features, etc
to break down into components or essential featuresto analyse a financial structure
to make a mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc, analysis of
another word for psychoanalyse
Derived Formsanalysable or US analyzable, adjectiveanalysation or US analyzation, nounanalyser or US analyzer, noun

Word Origin for analyse

C17: back formation from analysis

British Dictionary definitions for analyses (2 of 2)

analysis

/ (əˈnælɪsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

Word Origin for analysis

C16: from New Latin, from Greek analusis, literally: a dissolving, from analuein, from ana- + luein to loosen
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Medicine definitions for analyses

analysis

[ ə-nălĭ-sĭs ]

n. pl. a•nal•y•ses (-sēz′)

The separation of a whole into its constituent parts for individual study.
The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature or proportions.
The stated findings of such a separation or determination.
Psychoanalysis.
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Science definitions for analyses

analysis

[ ə-nălĭ-sĭs ]

The separation of a substance into its constituent elements, usually by chemical means, for the study and identification of each component.Qualitative analysis determines what substances are present in a compound.Quantitative analysis determines how much of each substance is present in a compound.
A branch of mathematics concerned with limits and convergence and principally involving differential calculus, integral calculus, sequences, and series.
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