analyst

analyst

[an-l-ist]
noun
1.
a person who analyzes or who is skilled in analysis.
3.
Computers. systems analyst.

Origin:
1650–60; < French analyste, equivalent to analyse analysis + -iste -ist, by haplology from *analysiste

analyst, annalist.
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analyst (ˈænəlɪst)
 
n
1.  a person who analyses or is skilled in analysis
2.  See psychoanalysis short for psychoanalyst

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analyst
1650s, from Fr. analyste "a person who analyzes," from analyser (see analysis). As a short form of psychoanalyst, attested from 1914.
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analyst an·a·lyst (ān'ə-lĭst)
n.

  1. One that analyzes.

  2. A licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis.

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