an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
analysis, analytic thinking(noun)
the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'
a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
psychoanalysis, analysis, depth psychology(noun)
a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
"his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
A process of dismantling or separating into constituent elements in order to study the nature, function, or meaning.
The result of such a process.
The mathematical study of functions, sequences, series, limits, derivatives and integrals.
Proof by deduction from known truths.
The process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts, or the result of this process.
Origin: From analysis, from ἀνάλυσις, from ἀναλύω, from ἀνά + λύω.
a resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses or of the intellect, into its constituent or original elements; an examination of the component parts of a subject, each separately, as the words which compose a sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions which enter into an argument. It is opposed to synthesis
the separation of a compound substance, by chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how much of each element is present. The former is called qualitative, and the latter quantitative analysis
the tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles
the resolving of problems by reducing the conditions that are in them to equations
a syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their natural order
a brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with synopsis
the process of ascertaining the name of a species, or its place in a system of classification, by means of an analytical table or key
Origin: [Gr. , fr. to unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; up + to loose. See Loose.]
Analysis is a peer-reviewed academic journal of philosophy established in 1933 that is published quarterly by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Analysis Trust. Prior to January 2009, the journal was published by Blackwell Publishing. Electronic access to this journal is available via JSTOR, Wiley InterScience, and Oxford Journals. The journal publishes short, concise articles in virtually any field of the analytic tradition.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
an-al′is-is, n. a resolving or separating a thing into its elements or component parts—the tracing of things to their source, and so discovering the general principles underlying individual phenomena. Its converse is synthesis, the explanation of certain phenomena by means of principles which are for this purpose assumed as established. Analysis as the resolution of our experience into its original elements, is an artificial separation; while synthesis is an artificial reconstruction: (gram.) the arrangement into its logical and grammatical elements of a sentence or part of a sentence:—pl. Anal′yses.—adj. Analys′able.—n. Analysā′tion.—v.t. An′alyse, to resolve a whole into its elements: to separate into component parts.—n. An′alyst, one skilled in analysis, esp. chemical analysis.—adjs. Analyt′ic, -al, pertaining to analysis: resolving into first principles.—adv. Analyt′ically.—n.pl. Analyt′ics, the name given by Aristotle to his treatises on logic.—Analytical geometry, geometry treated by means of ordinary algebra, with a reference, direct or indirect, to a system of co-ordinates; Analytic method (logic) proceeds regressively or inductively to the recognition of general principles, as opposed to the Synthetic method, which advances from principles to particulars. [Gr. analysis, analy-ein, to unloose, ana, up, ly-ein, to loose.]
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
The determination of the elements of a case. It may be chemical, and consist in finding what a substance consists of; it may be mathematical, and consist in determining the unknown quantities in a problem; or it may belong to other branches of science. The term has a very extended application. Where the constituents are only determined in kind it is called qualitative analysis; where their quantity or percentage is ascertained it is called quantitative analysis.
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Rank popularity for the word 'analysis' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #709
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Rank popularity for the word 'analysis' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2369
Rank popularity for the word 'analysis' in Nouns Frequency: #291
The numerical value of analysis in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of analysis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We're going to give blanket approval, instead of doing it on a location-by-location basis, which requires an analysis, we did an analysis for the entire country.
When the world goes mad, one must accept madness as sanity since sanity is, in the last analysis, nothing but the madness on which the whole world happens to agree.
I had a large majority of people taking the capstone course who could not do a break-even analysis, if you cannot do a break-even analysis, then you don't deserve a bachelor's degree in business.
It’s the things that we find from flying over a target and having an FMV, a full motion video, or being able to take pictures, or being able to do a different type of geo-spatial analysis or predictive analysis on the enemy.
Based on the FBI’s analysis -- which included forensic analysis of the scene, analysis of the items recovered from the scene, and chemical testing -- there is no conclusive evidence to attribute the explosion on the boat to an IED.
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- تحليل, تحليل مختبري, تحليل رياضيArabic
- разлагане, анализBulgarian
- anàlisiCatalan, Valencian
- rozbor, analýzaCzech
- Analysis, AnalyseGerman
- analitiko, analizoEsperanto
- analyysi, tarkastelu, tutkiminenFinnish
- mion-rannsachadhScottish Gaelic
- stærðfræðigreining, greining, stærðfræðileg greiningIcelandic
- 解析, 解析学, 分析, 分析判断Japanese
- 분석, 分析Korean
- شیکاری, تاوتوێکاریKurdish
- analyse, ontledingDutch
- анализ, разложение, исследование, разборRussian
- analiz, tahlilTurkish
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