# Dictionary Definition

analytical adj

1 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" [syn: analytic] [ant: synthetic]

2 of a proposition that is necessarily true
independent of fact or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried'
is an analytic proposition" [syn: analytic] [ant: synthetic]

# User Contributed Dictionary

### Pronunciation

IPA: WEAE /æn.ʌˈlɪt.ə.kəl/### Adjective

#### Related terms

#### Translations

- Finnish: analyyttinen

# Extensive Definition

seealso Analysis Generally
speaking, analytic (from Greek
ἀναλυτικός - analytikos) refers to the "having the ability to
analyze" or "division into elements or principles."

## Chemistry

- Analytical chemistry, the analysis of material samples to learn their chemical composition and structure
- Analytical technique
- Analytical concentration

## Mathematics

- Analytic geometry, the study of geometry using the principles of algebra
- Analytic combinatorics
- Analytic number theory, a branch of number theory that uses methods from mathematical analysis
- Abstract analytic number theory, the application of ideas and techniques from analytic number theory to other mathematical fields
- Analytic function
- Analytic continuation, a technique to extend the domain of definition of a given analytic function
- Analytic variety, the set of common solutions of several equations involving analytic functions
- Analytic capacity
- Analytic solution: a solution to a problem that can be written in "closed form" in terms of known functions, constants, etc.

### Set theory

### Proof theory

- Analytic proof, in structural proof theory, a proof whose structure is simple in a special way
- Method of analytic tableaux, a fundamental concept in automated theorem proving

### Other areas

- Analytic element method, a numerical method used to solve partial differential equations
- Analytic manifold, a topological manifold with analytic transition maps

## Philosophy

- Analytic philosophy
- Analytic proposition, a statement whose truth can be determined solely through analysis of its meaning
- Analytical Thomism, the movement to present the thought of Thomas Aquinas in the style of modern analytic philosophy
- Postanalytic philosophy

## Psychology

- Analytical psychology, part of the Jungian psychology movement
- Analytical psychodrama
- Individual analytical psychodrama
- Cognitive analytic therapy

## Sociology

- Analytic induction, the systematic examination of similarities between various social phenomena to develop concepts or ideas
- Analytic frame, a detailed sketch or outline of some social phenomenon, representing initial idea of a scientist analyzing this phenomenon

## May also describe

- Analytic language, a natural language in which most morphemes are free (separate), instead of fused together
- Analytic signal, a particular representation of a signal
- Analytical mechanics, a refined, highly mathematical form of classical mechanics
- Analytical Marxism, an interpretation of Marxism
- Analytical jurisprudence, the use of analytical reasoning to study legal theory
- Analytic cubism, one of two major branches of the cubism artistic movement
- Analytical-Literal Translation, a very literal translation of the Bible
- Analytical skills
- Analytical software
- Analytical IT
- Analytic grammar, a kind of formal grammar that works by successively reducing input strings to simpler forms
- Analytical balance, a very high precision (0.1 mg or better) weighing scale
- Analytical ultracentrifuge, an ultracentrifuge that can monitor samples while they're being spun

## See also

- Synthesis
- Analytical engine, a 19th century mechanical general-purpose computer designed by Charles Babbage
- Analytical Society, a 19th century British group who promoted the use of Leibnizian or analytical calculus, as opposed to Newtonian calculus

## References

analytical in German: Analytik

analytical in Finnish: Analyyttinen

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, algebraic, analytic, categorical, classificatory, conditional, deductive, dialectic, discursive, enthymematic, enumerative, epagogic, examinational, examinatorial, examining, explorational, explorative, exploratory, fact-finding,
feeling, geometric, groping, heuristic, hypothetical, indagative, inductive, inferential, inspectional, inspectorial, investigational,
investigative,
investigatory,
maieutic, mathematical, numeric, ratiocinative, ratiocinatory, rational, reasoning, schematic, segmental, soritical, subtle, syllogistic, synthetic, tentative, testing, trying, zetetic