analytic

or an·a·lyt·i·cal

[ an-l-it-ik or an-l-it-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌæn lˈɪt ɪk or ˌæn lˈɪt ɪ kəl /

adjective

pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to synthetic).
skilled in or habitually using analysis.
(of a language) characterized by a relatively frequent use of function words, auxiliary verbs, and changes in word order to express syntactic relations, rather than of inflected forms.Compare synthetic(def 3), polysynthetic(def 1).
Logic. (of a proposition) necessarily true because its denial involves a contradiction, as “All husbands are married.”
Mathematics.
  1. (of a function of a complex variable) having a first derivative at all points of a given domain; holomorphic; regular.
  2. (of a curve) having parametric equations that represent analytic functions.
  3. (of a proof) using analysis.

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Origin of analytic

1580–90; < Medieval Latin analȳticus < Greek analȳtikós, equivalent to analy- (see analysis) + -tikos -tic

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British Dictionary definitions for analytic

analytic

analytical (ˌænəˈlɪtɪkəl)

/ (ˌænəˈlɪtɪk) /

adjective

relating to analysis
capable of or given to analysingan analytic mind
Also: isolating linguistics denoting languages, such as Chinese, whose morphology is characterized by analysisCompare synthetic (def. 3), agglutinative (def. 2), polysynthetic
logic (of a proposition)
  1. true by virtue of the meanings of the words alone without reference to the facts, as all spinsters are unmarried
  2. true or false by virtue of meaning alone; so all spinsters are married is analytically falseCompare synthetic (def. 4), a priori
Also: regular, holomorphic maths (of a function of a complex variable) having a derivative at each point of its domain

Derived forms of analytic

analytically, adverb

Word Origin for analytic

C16: via Late Latin from Greek analutikos from analuein to dissolve, break down; see analysis
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Medical definitions for analytic

analytic
[ ăn′ə-lĭtĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to analysis or analytics.
Expert in or using analysis, especially one who thinks in a logical manner.
Psychoanalytic.
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