from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of or relating to analysis or analytics.
- adj. Dividing into elemental parts or basic principles.
- adj. Reasoning or acting from a perception of the parts and interrelations of a subject: "Many of the most serious pianists have turned toward more analytic playing, with a renewed focus on the architecture and ideas of music” ( Annalyn Swan).
- adj. Expert in or using analysis, especially in thinking: an analytic mind; an analytic approach. See Synonyms at logical.
- adj. Logic Following necessarily; tautologous: an analytic truth.
- adj. Mathematics Using, subjected to, or capable of being subjected to a methodology involving algebra or other methods of mathematical analysis.
- adj. Mathematics Proving a known truth by reasoning from that which is to be proved.
- adj. Linguistics Expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words instead of an inflected form.
- adj. Psychoanalytic.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. of, or relating to any form of analysis, or to analytics
- adj. of, or relating to division into elements or principles
- adj. having the ability to analyse
- adj. (of a proposition) that follows necessarily; tautologous
- adj. of, or relating to algebra or a similar method of analysis
- adj. being defined in terms of objects of differential calculus such as derivatives
- adj. using multiple simple words, instead of inflection
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; ; -- opposed to
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating to, of the nature of, or operating by analysis: opposed to synthetic, synthetical: as, an analytic mode of thought.
- In the Kantian logic, explicatory; involving a mere analysis or explication of knowledge, and not any material addition to it.
- In philology, deficient in inflections, and employing instead particles and auxiliary words to express modifications of meaning and to show the relations of words in a sentence: as, an analytic language.
- n. (only in the first form).
- n. One of the main divisions of logic, which treats of the criteria for distinguishing good and bad arguments.
- n. Analysis in the mathematical sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
- adj. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
- adj. using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus
- adj. expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
Medieval Latin analyticus, from Greek analutikos, from analūein, to resolve; see analysis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)