analysis

[uh-nal-uh-sis]

noun, plural a·nal·y·ses [uh-nal-uh-seez] /əˈnæl əˌsiz/.


Origin of analysis

1575–85; < New Latin < Greek, equivalent to analȳ́(ein) to loosen up (ana- ana- + lȳ́ein to loosen) + -sis -sis
Related formsmis·a·nal·y·sis, noun, plural mis·a·nal·y·ses.o·ver·a·nal·y·sis, noun, plural o·ver·a·nal·y·ses.re·a·nal·y·sis, noun, plural re·a·nal·y·ses.
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British Dictionary definitions for reanalysis

reanalysis

noun

the act or an instance of analysing again

analysis

noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)

the division of a physical or abstract whole into its constituent parts to examine or determine their relationship or valueCompare synthesis (def. 1)
a statement of the results of this
short for psychoanalysis
chem
  1. the decomposition of a substance into its elements, radicals, or other constituents in order to determine the kinds of constituents present (qualitative analysis) or the amount of each constituent (quantitative analysis)
  2. the result obtained by such a determination
linguistics the use of word order together with word function to express syntactic relations in a language, as opposed to the use of inflectionsCompare synthesis (def. 4)
maths the branch of mathematics principally concerned with the properties of functions, largely arising out of calculus
philosophy (in the writings of Kant) the separation of a concept from another that contains itCompare synthesis (def. 6a)
in the last analysis, in the final analysis or in the ultimate analysis after everything has been given due consideration

Word Origin for analysis

C16: from New Latin, from Greek analusis, literally: a dissolving, from analuein, from ana- + luein to loosen
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Word Origin and History for reanalysis

analysis

n.

1580s, "resolution of anything complex into simple elements" (opposite of synthesis), from Medieval Latin analysis (15c.), from Greek analysis "a breaking up, a loosening, releasing," noun of action from analyein "unloose, release, set free; to loose a ship from its moorings," in Aristotle, "to analyze," from ana "up, throughout" (see ana-) + lysis "a loosening," from lyein "to unfasten" (see lose). Psychological sense is from 1890. Phrase in the final (or last) analysis (1844), translates French en dernière analyse.

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reanalysis in Medicine

analysis

[ə-nălĭ-sĭs]

n. pl. a•nal•y•ses (-sēz′)

The separation of a whole into its constituent parts for individual study.
The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature or proportions.
The stated findings of such a separation or determination.
Psychoanalysis.
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reanalysis in Science

analysis

[ə-nălĭ-sĭs]

The separation of a substance into its constituent elements, usually by chemical means, for the study and identification of each component.Qualitative analysis determines what substances are present in a compound.Quantitative analysis determines how much of each substance is present in a compound.
A branch of mathematics concerned with limits and convergence and principally involving differential calculus, integral calculus, sequences, and series.
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