analyzer

analyzer

[an-l-ahy-zer]
noun
1.
a person, machine, or device that analyzes.
2.
Optics. a polarizing device, often a Nicol prism, that indicates the direction of vibration of light by selecting and transmitting only the component of linearly polarized light in that direction.

Origin:
1620–30; analyze + -er1

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analyse or analyze (ˈænəˌlaɪz)
 
vb
1.  to examine in detail in order to discover meaning, essential features, etc
2.  to break down into components or essential features: to analyse a financial structure
3.  to make a mathematical, chemical, grammatical, etc, analysis of
4.  another word for psychoanalyse
 
[C17: back formation from analysis]
 
analyze or analyze
 
vb
 
[C17: back formation from analysis]
 
ana'lysable or analyze
 
adj
 
ana'lyzable or analyze
 
adj
 
analy'sation or analyze
 
n
 
analy'zation or analyze
 
n
 
'analyser or analyze
 
n
 
'analyzer or analyze
 
n

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analyzer an·a·lyz·er or an·a·ly·zor (ān'ə-lī'zər)
n.

  1. An analyst.

  2. The prism in a polariscope that analyses polarized light.

  3. The neural basis of a conditioned reflex, including the sensory side of the reflex arc and its central connections.

  4. An apparatus attached to electroencephalographic instruments to measure electrical frequency.

  5. Any of various instruments used for performing an analysis.

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