analytic or an·a·lyt·i·cal [an-l- it-ik or an-l- it-i-k uh l] adjective 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 (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 Latin analȳticus
-tikos -tic Related forms an·a·lyt·i·cal·ly, adverb non·an·a·lyt·ic, adjective non·an·a·lyt·i·cal, adjective non·an·a·lyt·i·cal·ly, adverb o·ver·an·a·lyt·ic, adjective o·ver·an·a·lyt·i·cal, adjective o·ver·an·a·lyt·i·cal·ly, adverb sem·i·an·a·lyt·ic, adjective sem·i·an·a·lyt·i·cal, adjective sem·i·an·a·lyt·i·cal·ly, adverb un·an·a·lyt·ic, adjective un·an·a·lyt·i·cal, adjective un·an·a·lyt·i·cal·ly, adverb
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C16: via Late Latin from Greek
analutikos from analuein to dissolve, break down; see analysis
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Word Origin and History for analytical adj.
1520s, from Medieval Latin
analyticus (see analytic) + -al (1). Related: Analytically. adj.
c.1600, from Medieval Latin
analyticus, from Greek analytikos "analytical," from analytos "dissolved" (see analysis).
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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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