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analyst

[an-l-ist] /ˈæn l ɪst/
noun
1.
a person who analyzes or who is skilled in analysis.
3.
Computers. systems analyst.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < French analyste, equivalent to analyse analysis + -iste -ist, by haplology from *analysiste
Can be confused
analyst, annalist.
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British Dictionary definitions for analysts

analyst

/ˈænəlɪst/
noun
1.
a person who analyses or is skilled in analysis
2.
short for psychoanalyst See psychoanalyst
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Word Origin and History for analysts

analyst

n.

1650s, "mathematician skilled in algebraic geometry," from French analyste "a person who analyzes," from analyser (see analysis). As a short form of psychoanalyst, attested from 1914. Greek analyter meant "a deliverer."

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analysts in Medicine

analyst an·a·lyst (ān'ə-lĭst)
n.

  1. One that analyzes.

  2. A licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis.

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