analytical analytical adj. 1. of or pertaining to analysis (definition 2). [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Logic) of a proposition; necessarily true independent of fact or experience, such as ``all spinsters are unmarried''. Opposite of {synthetic}. Also See: {a priori}, {deductive, {logical}. [WordNet 1.5]

3. 1 exercising or involving careful analytical evaluations; as, analytic reasoning; an analytical discussion.

Syn: appraising(prenominal), evaluative. [WordNet 1.5]

4. capable of or given to analyzing; -- of people. an analytical mind [WordNet 1.5]

{Analytical geometry} or {co["o]rdinate geometry}. See under {Geometry}.

{Analytic language}, a noninflectional language or one not characterized by grammatical endings.

{Analytical table} (Nat. Hist.), a table in which the characteristics of the species or other groups are arranged so as to facilitate the determination of their names. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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