- 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.”
- (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
Related Words for analyticaldetailed, penetrating, systematic, scientific, thorough, diagnostic, analytic, cogent, investigative, rational, interpretive, conclusive, discrete, explanatory, expository, inquiring, inquisitive, judicious, logical, organized
Examples from the Web for analytical
Historical Examples of analytical
The “Analytical Review” praised her in a long and leading criticism.Mary Wollstonecraft
Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Analytical or dogmatic, comparative, anecdotical or facetious?The English Stage
Analytical anthropology has led to other and often unexpected results.The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes
Toms de Comyn
Analytical details as to the efficiency of this process have not been given.
Meantime the retainer goes round, like a gloomy Analytical Chemist: always seeming to say, after 'Chablis, sir?'Our Mutual Friend
- 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)
- Also: regular, holomorphic maths (of a function of a complex variable) having a derivative at each point of its domain
Word Origin for analytic
Word Origin and History for analytical
c.1600, from Medieval Latin analyticus, from Greek analytikos "analytical," from analytos "dissolved" (see analysis).
- Of or relating to analysis or analytics.
- Expert in or using analysis, especially one who thinks in a logical manner.