from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The branch of logic dealing with analysis.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The principles governing any of various forms of analysis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science of analysis.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- The name given by Aristotle to the whole of his logical investigations viewed as the analysis of thought; specifically, the name of two of his logical treatises, the Prior and the Posterior Analytics, the former of which deals with the doctrine of the syllogism, and the latter with proof, definition, division, and the knowledge of principles.
- 2. Same as analytic, 2.
From the Ancient Greek ἀναλυτικά (analutiká, "principles of mathematical analysis"). (Wiktionary)