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- adj. Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment
- adj. Analytic reasoning as opposed to synthetic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. of or pertaining to analysis (definition 2).
- adj. of a proposition; necessarily true independent of fact or experience, such as “all spinsters are unmarried”. Opposite of
- adj. exercising or involving careful analytical evaluations.
- adj. capable of or given to analyzing; -- of people.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
- adj. using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
When Western translations use the term analytical meditation for "discerning meditation," it gives the impression that this first phase of the meditation, inferential cognition, is the only phase.
In addition to grammar in the sense we know the study to-day, grammar in the old Roman and mediaeval mind also included much of what we know as the analytical side of the study of literature, such as comparison, analysis, versification, prosody, word formations, figures of speech, and vocal expression (R. 76).
He proposed the development of an automatic computational machine, what he called the analytical engine, which he was not actually able to build given the technological limitations of his era.
He has a highly pertinent comment, to my mind, when he notes that [d] ebate in analytical philosophy is not directionless.
They are not old enough to understand all they see or do, so by the end their only recourse, and again it's intuitive rather than analytical, is to ride out to the McPheron brothers where they had been well-treated once before and sensed that there was some solace there.
Another prize in analytical chemistry was given to Jaroslav
It is consequently natural that not many Nobel Prizes have been awarded for contributions specifically in analytical chemistry.
Instruction in analytical chemistry and physical chemistry seemed fine, but I learned very little organic chemistry.
Cary Tennis tackles the issue of the "two body problem" at Salon. com when a graduate student in analytical chemistry writes that his girlfriend is heading to Berkeley, while he is still finishing up grad school and just received an offer from a lab in Toronto.
Never before or since has such a large proportion of a population been trained so exclusively in analytical disciplines.