analyst

[ an-l-ist ]
/ ˈæn l ɪst /

noun

a person who analyzes or who is skilled in analysis.
Computers. systems analyst.

Nearby words

  1. analysand,
  2. analyse,
  3. analysis,
  4. analysis of variance,
  5. analysis situs,
  6. analyt.,
  7. analyte,
  8. analytic,
  9. analytic continuation,
  10. analytic geometry

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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British Dictionary definitions for analyst

analyst

/ (ˈænəlɪst) /

noun

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

analyst

n.

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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Medicine definitions for analyst

analyst

[ ănə-lĭst ]

n.

One that analyzes.
A psychoanalyst.

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