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[ uh-nal-uh-sis ]
/ əˈnæl ə sɪs /
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noun, plural a·nal·y·ses [uh-nal-uh-seez]. /əˈnæl əˌsiz/.
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Origin of analysis

First recorded in 1575–85; from New Latin, from Greek, equivalent to analȳ́(ein) “to loosen up” (ana- “up, against, back” + lȳ́ein “to loosen”) + -sis noun suffix; see ana-, -sis

OTHER WORDS FROM analysis

mis·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.
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British Dictionary definitions for analysis

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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Scientific definitions for analysis

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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