pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to synthetic ).
skilled in or habitually using analysis.
(of a language) characterized by a relatively frequent use of function words, auxiliary verbs, and changes in word order to express syntactic relations, rather than of inflected forms. Compare synthetic ( def 3 ), polysynthetic ( def 1 ).
Logic. (of a proposition) necessarily true because its denial involves a contradiction, as “All husbands are married.”
(of a function of a complex variable) having a first derivative at all points of a given domain; holomorphic; regular.
(of a curve) having parametric equations that represent analytic functions.
(of a proof) using analysis.
Also, analytical.

1580–90; < Medieval Latin analȳticus < Greek analȳtikós, equivalent to analy- (see analysis) + -tikos -tic

analytically, adverb
nonanalytic, adjective
nonanalytical, adjective
nonanalytically, adverb
overanalytic, adjective
overanalytical, adjective
overanalytically, adverb
semianalytic, adjective
semianalytical, adjective
semianalytically, adverb
unanalytic, adjective
unanalytical, adjective
unanalytically, adverb Unabridged
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analytic or analytical (ˌænəˈlɪtɪk, ˌænəˈlɪtɪkəl)
1.  relating to analysis
2.  capable of or given to analysing: an analytic mind
3.  linguistics synthetic agglutinative Compare polysynthetic Also: isolating denoting languages, such as Chinese, whose morphology is characterized by analysis
4.  of a proposition logic
 a.  true by virtue of the meanings of the words alone without reference to the facts, as all spinsters are unmarried
 b.  synthetic Compare a priori true or false by virtue of meaning alone; so all spinsters are married is analytically false
5.  maths regular, Also: holomorphic (of a function of a complex variable) having a derivative at each point of its domain
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek analutikos from analuein to dissolve, break down; see analysis]
analytical or analytical
[C16: via Late Latin from Greek analutikos from analuein to dissolve, break down; see analysis]
ana'lytically or analytical

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Word Origin & History

c.1600, from M.L. analyticus, from Gk. analytikos "analytical," from analytos "dissolved" (see analysis). Analytics (L. analytica, Gk. analytika) as a term in logic dates from c.1590.

1520s, from M.L. analyticus (see analytic) + -al (1).
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analytic an·a·lyt·ic (ān'ə-lĭt'ĭk) or an·a·lyt·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)

  1. Of or relating to analysis or analytics.

  2. Expert in or using analysis, especially one who thinks in a logical manner.

  3. Psychoanalytic.

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