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Princeton's WordNet

  1. analytic, analyticaladjective

    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, analyticaladjective

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

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


  1. analyticaladjective

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

  2. analyticaladjective

    Analytic reasoning as opposed to synthetic.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Analyticaladjective

    Etymology: from analysis.

    Either may be probably maintained against the inaccurateness of the analytical experiments vulgarly relied on. Boyle.

    Descartes hath here infinitely outdone all the philosophers that went before him, in giving a particular and analytical account of the universal fabrick: yet he intends his principles but for hypotheses. Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis Scientifica.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Analyticaladjective

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

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of analytical in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of analytical in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of analytical in a Sentence

  1. Pete Earley:

    If they can collect it, they collect it, [The] Russians are great at sucking in every bit of information they can because their analytical machine back in Moscow is really, really good.

  2. Deana Wang:

    America is great because of two reasons; this country nurtures innovative minds that drive progress on a global scale, and American people who seek to embrace constructive criticism, critical Race Theory is creating the indoctrination environment that will constrain children's creative sense of self and consequently limit their analytical productivity as adults.

  3. Ahmet Uzumcu:

    While further details of the laboratory analyses will follow, the analytical results already obtained are incontrovertible.

  4. Nobert Reithofer:

    With Oliver Zipse, a decisive strategic and analytical leader will assume the Chair of the Board of Management of BMW AG. He will provide the BMW Group with fresh momentum in shaping the mobility of the future.

  5. Steve Hall:

    Even if you had an intercept of the Crown Prince saying,' Yes, kill Jamal Khashoggi,' there would still be an analytical piece to that, the idea that The CIA or NSA or any of the intelligence organizations have to come up with DNA-style proof is something that both politicians and practitioners of intelligence know is sort of a false premise.

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