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Princeton's WordNet

  1. analytic, analytical(adj)

    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"

  2. analytic, analytical(adj)

    of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience

    "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"


  1. analytical(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment

  2. analytical(Adjective)

    Analytic reasoning as opposed to synthetic.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Analytical(adj)

    of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; analytic reasoning; -- opposed to synthetic

  2. Origin: [Gr. : cf. F. analytique. See Analysis.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sally Augustin:

    Cooler, bluish light is generally good for analytical thinking, while warmer bulbs are better for socializing and interaction with other people.

  2. Peter Kondos:

    If this technology proves valuable, then we will equip our technology center, as well as our analytical labs in our operations throughout the world with these instruments.

  3. Michael Ruessmann:

    Companies that provide database and analytical tools -- such as IT companies or system integrators -- could gather technical parameters in mechanical engineering regardless of the brand of the machine.

  4. Jason Furman:

    He was a key contributor to the economic team as the country was fighting the worst recession since the Great Depression and will bring his keen analytical skills to helping to continue to strengthen the economy.

  5. Bob Penn:

    The pressure to restructure is moving from the public sector to the private sector, it’s a cold, logical, analytical decision that at some point the incremental costs of regulation exceed the costs associated with breaking up.

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