Definition of analyst in US English:

analyst

noun

  • 1A person who conducts analysis.

    ‘rising consumer confidence and falling oil prices are the keys to any upturn, many analysts believe’
    • ‘It's brief statement Tuesday was closely scrutinized by analysts, who said they were surprised by its mild tone.’
    • ‘Private security analysts observe the mansion is still very vulnerable to attack in a country awash with guns.’
    • ‘There have been many answers given by various analysts and writers.’
    • ‘The claims of seemingly legitimate analysts posting commentary online could not be ignored.’
    • ‘You know it was an oral debriefing so you have CIA analysts who might have interpreted it in different ways.’
    • ‘You are amongst the most experienced and talented political observers and analysts as well as governor.’
    • ‘The first time many Pembrokeshire farmers knew a pipeline might be crossing their land was when surveyors and analysts turned up unannounced.’
    • ‘The implicit view in recent comments by analysts is that industry will remain under severe pressure as global competition hots up.’
    • ‘But the scheme, when it was announced in the early part of the year, drew immediate criticism from analysts.’
    • ‘Hong Kong Disneyland is also recruiting for a business systems analyst, a tax analyst and a duty engineer for the Disneyland hotel.’
    • ‘Were the finals drawing the attention of writers and analysts?’
    • ‘John L. Keane is an environmental analyst for a large public power and water system in the Phoenix area.’
    • ‘The protests, the criticism by analysts and the outright opposition by many students to the new fuel price policy were expected.’
    • ‘The analysts and critics have all been outputting their views as to the reason why the West Indies came out of the game with such distinction.’
    • ‘That would really test what analysis and analysts are worth.’
    • ‘Brooking, 55, already an MBE, is one of the most respected analysts and commentators on the game.’
    • ‘Proposals have been unveiled which are designed to improve the standard and conduct of analysts.’
    • ‘A Radicati analyst posted responses to the criticisms under a pseudonym.’
    • ‘The media and various analysts usually only comment on problems that are being talked about by the President or her aides.’
    • ‘There are many reasons why most journalists, analysts, TV pundits and even the pollsters got it so wrong.’
    critic, pundit, commenter, monitor, observer, blogger, judge, evaluator, interpreter, exponent, expounder
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    1. 1.1
      short for psychoanalyst
      • ‘They then feel that when they interpret out of a greater receptivity to this, there is more conviction for the analyst and for the analysand.’
      • ‘The tool the analyst needs is her psychoanalytically trained selfhood to access the selfhood of the other.’
      • ‘The contempt that some analysts show towards other approaches to psychotherapy is inappropriate.’
      • ‘Since the analysand comes to the analyst because of pain, the role of the psychoanalyst in my book is naturally the relief of that pain.’
      • ‘Not only does one have to be concerned about individual analytic tools, but one also has to factor in the psychology of the individual analyst.’

Origin

Mid 17th century: from French analyste, from the verb analyser (see analyze).

Pronunciation

analyst

/ˈanələst//ˈænələst/