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
In particular, Professor Dyson concludes that I believe that only research which "reduces complicated phenomena to their simpler component parts," what he calls analytic science, "is worthy of the name of science."
I am by no means well-read enough in analytic philosophy to assess these posts in technical terms, although I do think I know enough to follow along and perhaps make a few comments from a purely literary perspective.
In order to explore these questions we must at least separate the clearly analytic from the synthetic propositions.
One thing that particularly bothers me is that the terms analytic philosophers usually use in their analyses -- intuition, proposition, property, sortal, etc. -- are in fact far more vague and ambiguous than the things they are usually analyzing.
Several different senses of the word analytic are thus conflated in the designation analytic number theory
I think there’s quite a lot of room for foundational criticism in analytic philosophy.
And the DNI has created something called analytic space, or A space, for short.
The goal is to provide a general-purpose platform that can allow any number of so-called analytic tools to sift the structured data for patterns and trends.
I do not mean to imply that prior to the written word analytic thought was not possible.
Reichenbach's mature views on the notion of analytic truth were complex.