# Dictionary Definition

analytic adj

1 using or subjected to a methodology using
algebra and calculus; "analytic statics"

2 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: analytical] [ant: synthetic]

3 expressing a grammatical category by using two
or more words rather than inflection [syn: uninflected] [ant: synthetic]

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

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Pronunciation

- Rhymes: -ɪtɪk

### Adjective

- of, or relating to any form of analysis, or to analytics
- of, or relating to division into elements or principles
- having the ability to analyse
- (of a proposition) that follows necessarily; tautologous
- of, or relating to algebra or a similar method of analysis
- being defined in terms of objects of differential calculus such as derivatives
- using multiple simple words, instead of inflection

#### Antonyms

- sense linguistic synthetic

#### Derived terms

- analyticity
- analytic capacity
- analytic combinatorics
- analytic continuation
- analytic cubism
- analytic element method
- analytic frame
- analytic function
- analytic geometry
- analytic hierarchy
- analytic induction
- analytic language
- analytic manifold
- analytic number theory
- analytic philosophy
- analytic proof
- analytic proposition
- analytic psychology
- analytic set
- analytic signal
- analytic solution
- analytic variety
- psychoanalytic

#### Translations

relating to analysis

- Czech: analytický
- Swedish: analys-

relating to division into elements or principles

- Swedish: analytisk

able to analyze

- Swedish: analytisk

that follows necessarily

relating to algebra

defined in terms of differential calculus

- Swedish: analytisk

using multiple simple words

# 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

analytic in German: Analytik

analytic in Finnish: Analyyttinen

# Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, acute, algebraic, analytical, categorical, classificatory, conditional, deductive, deep, 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,
keen, maieutic, mathematical, numeric, penetrating, piercing, profound, ratiocinative, ratiocinatory, rational, reasoning, schematic, segmental, sharp, soritical, subtle, syllogistic, synthetic, tentative, testing, trying, zetetic