Analytic An`a*lyt"ic, Analytical An`a*lyt"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. analytique. See {Analysis}.] Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; -- opposed to {synthetic}. [1913 Webster]

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