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analytic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus
    • analytic statics
  2. adjective using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
    • an analytic experiment
    • an analytic approach
    • a keenly analytic man
    • analytical reasoning
    • an analytical mind
  3. adjective expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
  4. adjective of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
    • `all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition

An`a*lyt"ic, An`a*lyt"ic*al adjective (Also<
  • Analytic
  • Analytical
Gr. : cf. F. analytique. See Analysis.
  1. Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; analytic reasoning; -- opposed to synthetic.

Webster 1913

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