from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective of or pertaining to analysis (definition 2).
  • adjective (Logic) of a proposition; necessarily true independent of fact or experience, such as “all spinsters are unmarried”. Opposite of synthetic.
  • adjective exercising or involving careful analytical evaluations.
  • adjective capable of or given to analyzing; -- of people.
  • adjective See under Geometry.
  • adjective a noninflectional language or one not characterized by grammatical endings.
  • adjective (Nat. Hist.) a table in which the characteristics of the species or other groups are arranged so as to facilitate the determination of their names.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment
  • adjective Analytic reasoning as opposed to synthetic.

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  • adjective of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
  • adjective using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)


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Gr. ?: compare with French analytique. See Analysis.



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