Definition of analytic in English:

analytic

adjective

  • 1

    another term for analytical
    • ‘Smith's interest in analytic anthropology, however, melded with his ingrained faith in metaphysics.’
    • ‘An exploratory data analytic approach was adopted with 14-17 independent variables selected for each analysis.’
    • ‘Participant responses to questions regarding their analytic and reporting practices are shown in Table 2.’
    • ‘Participants provided information about their specimen collection, processing, and analytic practices in a questionnaire.’
    • ‘Future analytic events will further investigate other issues and conceivably merit additional changes to the IBCT design.’
    • ‘To address these analytic questions, arithmetic means, medians, and modes were computed for each rated question to determine relationships and effects.’
    • ‘And on some crucial questions Allen suffers from analytic myopia.’
    • ‘As an example of the former, Wiseman applies his wonderfully analytic mind to question specific prior efforts to criticize the conclusions of the Feilding Report.’
    • ‘The analytic tendency investigates works from the past in order to find possibilities that often exceed those their authors had anticipated.’
    • ‘Many search-engine sites offer free analytic tools of their own.’
    • ‘These include cluster analytic investigations carried out in Florida, The Netherlands, and Finland.’
    • ‘Donald Worster, on the other hand, provides an analytic reinterpretation of explorer John Wesley Powell as a neglected visionary.’
    • ‘To examine and simplify interpretation of correlational matrices, investigators commonly use factor analytic procedures.’
    • ‘The prospect of a second war on Iraq raises a large number of questions, analytic and political.’
    • ‘A dimensionless form of the analytic model permits exploration of the parameters that control rolling.’
    • ‘Through this analytic process the investigators were able to obtain a rich account of each event category and how each contributed to the respondents' perception of clinical confidence.’
    • ‘In a sense it therefore freezes the ‘I’ of analytic investigation.’
    • ‘Newbigin looked at the West with a missionary's eye and asked a missionary's analytic questions.’
    • ‘One benefit from these groups is the opportunity to formulate, through talk, one's research questions and analytic strategies.’
    • ‘However, mathematicians began to demand more rigour with the growing interest in analytic investigation.’
    1. 1.1Logic True by virtue of the meaning of the words or concepts used to express it, so that its denial would be a self-contradiction.
      Compare with synthetic
      • ‘Contemporary philosophers recognize the possibility that sentences that express identities might be synthetic as opposed to analytic or true by definition.’
      • ‘It is supposedly a hallmark of analytic truths that their denials are self-contradictory.’
      • ‘The meaning of theoretical terms is not defined by analytic statements which are true by convention.’
      • ‘For example, all bachelors are unmarried is analytic if the concept of being unmarried is contained in the concept of bachelor.’
      • ‘This, however, is incorrect: it depends on the assumption that the truths of logic are analytic, which Quine rejects.’
      detached, impersonal, dispassionate, objective, uninvolved, distant, remote, aloof, removed, cold, indifferent, neutral, unsympathetic, unfeeling, unemotional, non-emotional, unsentimental
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    2. 1.2Linguistics (of a language, e.g. Chinese and English) tending not to alter the form of its words but to use word order to express grammatical structure.
      Contrasted with synthetic and agglutinative
      • ‘A later view, endorsed by Otto Jespersen, held that a fairly analytic language such as English represented the best and most evolved type of structure.’
      • ‘So, the elaboration and use of the relatively more restricted lexical vocabulary consisting more of root words than derived ones (and more compounds than affixed words among derived ones) is only natural for analytic language speakers.’
      • ‘Donnellan's reason for thinking it indeterminate is that our present use of such an analytic sentence, while correct now, should not be expected to hold for all hypothetical cases.’
      orderly, well ordered, well organized, well thought out, planned, well planned, efficient, businesslike, coherent, systematic, scientific, structured, logical, formal, regular, well regulated, disciplined
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Origin

Early 17th century: via Latin from Greek analutikos, from analuein ‘unloose’.

Pronunciation

analytic

/anəˈlɪtɪk/