Analytical geometry
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]


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  • Analytical geometry — Geometry Ge*om e*try, n.; pl. {Geometries}[F. g[ e]om[ e]trie, L. geometria, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to measure land; ge a, gh^, the earth + ? to measure. So called because one of its earliest and most important applications was to the measurement of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Analytical Geometry — Mathematics Math e*mat ics, n. [F. math[ e]matiques, pl., L. mathematica, sing., Gr. ? (sc. ?) science. See {Mathematic}, and { ics}.] That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • analytical geometry — noun the use of algebra to study geometric properties; operates on symbols defined in a coordinate system • Syn: ↑analytic geometry, ↑coordinate geometry • Topics: ↑mathematics, ↑math, ↑maths • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • analytical geometry — /ænəˌlɪtɪkəl dʒiˈɒmətri/ (say anuh.litikuhl jee omuhtree) noun geometry treated by algebra, the position of any point being determined by numbers which are its coordinates with respect to a system of coordinates; coordinate geometry …   Australian English dictionary

  • analytical geometry — noun geometry making use of coordinates …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Analytical table — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Geometry — Ge*om e*try, n.; pl. {Geometries}[F. g[ e]om[ e]trie, L. geometria, fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to measure land; ge a, gh^, the earth + ? to measure. So called because one of its earliest and most important applications was to the measurement of the earth s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • analytical — adj. 1 using analytic methods. 2 Philol. using separate words instead of inflections (cf. SYNTHETIC). Phrases and idioms: analytical geometry geometry using coordinates. Derivatives: analytically adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • Geometry — Mathematics Math e*mat ics, n. [F. math[ e]matiques, pl., L. mathematica, sing., Gr. ? (sc. ?) science. See {Mathematic}, and { ics}.] That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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