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əˈnæl ə sɪs; -ˌsizanal·y·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. analysis(noun)

    an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole

  2. analysis, analytic thinking(noun)

    the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations

  3. analysis(noun)

    a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed

  4. analysis(noun)

    the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'

  5. analysis(noun)

    a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation

  6. 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"


  1. analysis(Noun)

    A process of dismantling or separating into constituent elements in order to study the nature, function, or meaning.

  2. analysis(Noun)

    The result of such a process.

  3. analysis(Noun)

    The mathematical study of functions, sequences, series, limits, derivatives and integrals.

  4. analysis(Noun)

    Proof by deduction from known truths.

  5. analysis(Noun)

    The process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts, or the result of this process.

  6. analysis(Noun)


  7. Origin: From analysis, from ἀνάλυσις, from ἀναλύω, from ἀνά + λύω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Analysis(noun)

    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

  2. Analysis(noun)

    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

  3. Analysis(noun)

    the tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles

  4. Analysis(noun)

    the resolving of problems by reducing the conditions that are in them to equations

  5. Analysis(noun)

    a syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their natural order

  6. Analysis(noun)

    a brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with synopsis

  7. Analysis(noun)

    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

  8. Origin: [Gr. , fr. to unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; up + to loose. See Loose.]


  1. Analysis

    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

  1. Analysis

    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

  1. Analysis

    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

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    Rank popularity for the word 'analysis' in Nouns Frequency: #291

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of analysis in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of analysis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of analysis in a Sentence

  1. Henri-Frederic Amiel:

    Analysis kills spontaneity.

  2. Marlene Schwartz:

    The analysis is complicated.

  3. John Podesta:

    They’re doing an analysis on that.

  4. Frank Herbert, Dune:

    Truth is subject to too much analysis.

  5. Doris Lessing:

    Literature is analysis after the event.

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