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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"

Wiktionary

  1. analysis(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From analysis, from ἀνάλυσις, from ἀναλύω, from ἀνά + λύω.

  2. analysis(Noun)

    The result of such a process.

    Etymology: From analysis, from ἀνάλυσις, from ἀναλύω, from ἀνά + λύω.

  3. analysis(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From analysis, from ἀνάλυσις, from ἀναλύω, from ἀνά + λύω.

  4. analysis(Noun)

    Proof by deduction from known truths.

    Etymology: From analysis, from ἀνάλυσις, from ἀναλύω, from ἀνά + λύω.

  5. analysis(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From analysis, from ἀνάλυσις, from ἀναλύω, from ἀνά + λύω.

  6. analysis(Noun)

    Psychoanalysis.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Analysis(noun)

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

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

  4. Analysis(noun)

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

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

  5. Analysis(noun)

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

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

  6. Analysis(noun)

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

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. analysis

    The resolution of anything into its constituent parts: mathematically, it is the method of resolving problems by reducing them to equations.--Analysis of curves is that which shows their properties, points of inflection, station, variation, &c.--Analysis of finite quantities is termed specious arithmetic or algebra.--Analysis of infinites is a modern introduction, and used for fluxions or the differential calculus.--Analysis of powers is the evolution or resolving them into their roots.--Analysis of metals, fluids, solids, earths, manures, &c.

Editors Contribution

  1. analysis

    A detailed review of data or information to provide proof of cause, effect or fact.

    They used analysis to determine the future goals of the business.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 15, 2020  

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    Rank popularity for the word 'analysis' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #709

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'analysis' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2369

  3. Nouns Frequency

    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. Simon Birmingham:

    We're not doing this as some sort of lapdog of the United States, you'll see there are some marked differences between some of the things that the Australian Government has said and some of the commentary coming out of the United States and that's because we take our own analysis, our own evidence, our own advice and we will take this issue through to the World Health Assembly.

  2. Chika Onuegbu:

    "Our Governor Sir, hardly does any day pass in Nigeria, without a report of a massacre of Nigerians by Nigerians or at least, coordinated by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the report of a major violent crime committed against Nigerians by Nigerians. Hardly does a day pass, without the story of how large sums of money are stolen by Nigerians who are in positions of trust. The revelations at the various probes by the National Assembly are heart breaking as billions of Naira meant for the improvement in the welfare and condition of living of ordinary Nigerians are brazenly stolen by those who they are entrusted in their care. All these are examples of violence against the people of Nigeria. The killings and maiming of Nigerians, whether by Boko Haram, Militants, cult groups, kidnappers, armed robbers, misguided youths, political thugs and other forms of societal vices by deviant groups under whatever guise, are all examples of direct violence. There is also structural violence, which is the violence that does not hurt or kill through fists or guns or bombs, but through social structures that produce poverty, death and enormous suffering such as: corruption, injustice and bad governance. The truth is that, no one will be able to properly address the problems of direct violence especially, those with ideological inclination without understanding the relationship between direct violence and structural violence. For instance, take a hypothetical example of a man who loses his land or fishing port to oil /gas exploitation because of unjust laws. His son loses her mother because of poverty and crumbling social infrastructure in the Niger Delta, his daughter cannot further her education because the surviving parent is poor. Yet, they live closer oil pipelines When she manages to go to school through community effort. She is told that there is no job for her. She becomes unemployed and frustrated. The community also becomes frustrated, and unable to sponsor others like her. They become abandoned and trapped in the heinous poverty circle while their God-given resources are carted away and used to fund a system of fiscal federalism that is a misnomer and unbecoming of any true federation. The fund is used to pay for the construction of the expensive city of Abuja, fund the huge corruption that we read daily in the newspapers, finance expatriate workers in the Oil and Gas Industry who enjoy highest condition of service, incomparable to any of their equivalent in the world, fund one of the most expensive National Assemblies in the world and provide for the lavish and hedonistic lifestyle of the privileged few Nigerians . Our Governor Sir, you will agree with us that hunger, neglect, frustration and deprivation of this magnitude IN THE MIDST OF PLENTY is a serious form of violence, capable of pushing ( indeed has pushed) the man and his community into direct violence. The story is also not different in Northern Nigeria, where years of deprivation, neglect, corruption and misrule by the ruling elites have led to the emergence and establishment of dynasties of poverty in the form of ‘Almajiris’, and now we all cry over the terror in the land, occasioned by the ‘Boko Haram’ insurgence. Let me quickly add that I am not by any chance providing any justification for criminal activities, I am only showing how one crime, for example corruption, leads to another. For example, the killings by ‘Boko Haram’ or militant/cult groups in the Niger Delta. This analysis in my view, is important if we must address the unacceptable violence, insecurity and wanton killings in Nigeria that is fast becoming a way of life in our beloved country." Exerpt from AN ADDRESS PRESENTED BY COMRADE HYGINUS CHIKA ONUEGBU (JP, FCA) STATE CHAIRMAN TRADE UNION CONGRESS OF NIGERIA (TUC) RIVERS STATE COUNCIL ON THE OCCASION OF 2012 MAY DAY CELEBRATION IN RIVERS STATE NIGERIA.

  3. Ellen Kurlansky:

    This action, which is a gift to the coal industry at the expense of all Americans, is an attack on public health justified by a phony cost-benefit analysis that purposely inflates the cost of MATS and ignores the value of the human health benefits.

  4. State Police:

    State Police Crime Scene Services personnel and an MSP chemist collected potential evidence for forensic analysis.

  5. Henry M. Jackson:

    ,Henry Scoop Jackson of Washington state said: Others may seek to make America great again. I seek to make America good again. For in the last analysis, our claim to greatness will be found in our goodness.

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