or analytical adjective Etymology: Late Latin analyticus, from Greek analytikos, from analyein Date: 1601 1. of or relating to analysis or analytics; especially separating something into component parts or constituent elements 2. being a proposition (as “no bachelor is married”) whose truth is evident from the meaning of the words it contains — compare synthetic 3. skilled in or using analysis especially in thinking or reasoning <
a keenly analytic person
4. characterized by analysis rather than inflection <
analytic languages
5. psychoanalytic 6. treated or treatable by or using the methods of algebra and calculus 7. a. of a function of a real variable capable of being expanded in a Taylor's series in powers of x - h in some neighborhood of the point h b. of a function of a complex variable differentiable at every point in some neighborhood of a given point • analytically adverbanalyticity noun

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