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

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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Medicine definitions for analysis

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 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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