analytic


analytic
analytic [an΄ə lit′ik]
adj.
[ML analyticus < Gr analytikos < analytos, soluble: see ANALYSIS]
1. of analysis or analytics
2. that separates into constituent parts
3. skilled in or using analysis [an analytic mind]
4. Linguis. expressing syntactic relationships by the use of uninflected function words instead of inflections (Ex.: in English, more often instead of oftener)
5. Logic necessarily true by virtue of the meaning of its component terms alone, without reference to external fact, and with its denial resulting in self-contradiction; tautologous [an analytic proposition]: opposed to SYNTHETIC

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  • Analytic — An a*lyt ic, Analytical An a*lyt ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. analytique. See {Analysis}.] Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; opposed to {synthetic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • analytic — analytic/synthetic analytical philosophy …   Philosophy dictionary

  • analytic — index deductive, discursive (analytical), logical Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • analytic — (adj.) c.1600, from M.L. analyticus, from Gk. analytikos analytical, from analytos dissolved (see ANALYSIS (Cf. analysis)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • analytic — / analytical [adj] examining and determining cogent, conclusive, detailed, diagnostic, discrete, dissecting, explanatory, expository, inquiring, inquisitive, interpretive, investigative, judicious, logical, organized, penetrating, perceptive,… …   New thesaurus

  • Analytic — See also: Analysis Contents 1 Natural sciences 2 Philosophy 3 Social sciences …   Wikipedia

  • analytic — analytically, adv. /an l it ik/, adj. 1. pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to synthetic). 2. skilled in or habitually using analysis. 3. (of a language) characterized by a relatively frequent use of function words, auxiliary verbs …   Universalium

  • analytic — or analytical adjective Etymology: Late Latin analyticus, from Greek analytikos, from analyein Date: 1601 1. of or relating to analysis or analytics; especially separating something into component parts or constituent elements …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • analytic — adj. Analytic is used with these nouns: ↑method, ↑philosopher, ↑philosophy …   Collocations dictionary

  • analytic — [[t]æ̱nəlɪ̱tɪk[/t]] ADJ GRADED Analytic means the same as analytical. [mainly AM] …   English dictionary


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