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  1. a person who analyzes or who is skilled in analysis.
  2. a psychoanalyst.
  3. Computers. systems analyst.
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Origin of analyst

1650–60; < French analyste, equivalent to analyse analysis + -iste -ist, by haplology from *analysiste
Can be confusedanalyst annalist
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accountant, psychiatrist, investigator, questioner, examiner, guru, inquisitor, therapist, shrink, psychotherapist

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British Dictionary definitions for analyst


  1. a person who analyses or is skilled in analysis
  2. short for psychoanalystSee psychoanalyst
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Word Origin and History for analyst


1650s, "mathematician skilled in algebraic geometry," from French analyste "a person who analyzes," from analyser (see analysis). As a short form of psychoanalyst, attested from 1914. Greek analyter meant "a deliverer."

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analyst in Medicine


  1. One that analyzes.
  2. A psychoanalyst.
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