verb (used with object), an·a·lysed, an·a·lys·ing. Chiefly British.
Definition for analyses (2 of 3)
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
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)
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
British Dictionary definitions for analyses (1 of 2)
Derived Formsanalysable or US analyzable, adjectiveanalysation or US analyzation, nounanalyser or US analyzer, noun
Word Origin for analyse
British Dictionary definitions for analyses (2 of 2)
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