(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.”
(of a function of a complex variable) having a first derivative at all points of a given domain; holomorphic; regular.
(of a curve) having parametric equations that represent analytic functions.
(of a proof) using analysis.
Origin of analytic
1580–90; < Medieval Latinanalȳticus < Greekanalȳtikós, equivalent to analy- (see analysis) + -tikos-tic