American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
- v. Chemistry To make a chemical analysis of.
- v. Mathematics To make a mathematical analysis of.
- v. To psychoanalyze.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To take to pieces; resolve into elements; separate, as a compound into its parts; ascertain the constituents or causes of; ascertain the characters or structure of, as a plant: as, to analyze a mineral, a sentence, or an argument; to analyze light by separating it into its prismatic constituents.
- Hence To examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of: as, to analyze a poem.
- In mathematics, to submit (a problem) to treatment by algebra, and especially by the calculus.
- v. transitive To subject to analysis.
- v. transitive To resolve (anything complex) into its elements.
- v. transitive To separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately.
- v. transitive To examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; as, to analyze a fossil substance, to analyze a sentence or a word, or to analyze an action to ascertain its morality.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately; to examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; to consider in detail in order to discover essential features or meaning
- v. make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features.
- v. subject to psychoanalytic treatment.
- v. break down into components or essential features
- v. make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
- v. subject to psychoanalytic treatment
- v. consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
- Back formation from analysis, from French analyser, from analyse, from Medieval Latin analysis, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλυσις (analusis, "a breaking up, a loosening, releasing"), from ἀναλύω (analuō, "to unloose, release, set free"), from ἀνά (ana, "on, up, above, throughout") + λύσις (lusis, "a loosening"), from λύω (luō, "to unfasten"). (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps from French analyser, from analyse, analysis, from Greek analusis; see analysis. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Nguyen said one of the key elements the panel has been trying to analyze is the safety culture at the companies involved in the April 20 disaster.”
“One could analyze from a biochemical perspective and focus on interactions on a molecular level.”
“Never in the history of this country we have a intelligent President, Smart and Honest, STOP GOP just making noise because if we analyze from the last past 60 years, YOU REPUBLICANS have been making big mass and infecting un-educated citizens all over, with this technique of fear and intimidation.”
“And if that's the mistake, then you analyze from the mistake to who's at fault.”
“Steinberg, now Red Sox executive vice president, says, "I don't know how he applies the mental power he has, but his intellect, his ability to analyze, is extraordinary.”
“If you analyze during the game, you could agree with the referee; if you analyze from the TV, you could not agree with the referee.”
“Now, this tendency to analyze is obviously more dangerous for children than for adults, because, from lack of experience and knowledge of psychology, the child's analysis is incomplete.”
“According to an outline released by the Education Ministry, Social Justice 12 is not a course on homosexuality, but one meant to “raise students’ awareness of social injustice, to enable them to analyze from a social justice perspective, and to provide them with knowledge, skills and an ethical framework to advocate for a socially just world.””
“[Obama's] first instinct -- the academic instinct -- is to explain and analyze, which is impressive to political writers who share that particular vocation.”
“That is so bad a figure that to analyze is to reject it; yet it never bothers young people, who would understand the poet and like him just as well even had he written”
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