Definition of unanalyzable in US English:


(British unanalysable)


  • Not able to be explained or interpreted through methodical examination.

    ‘unanalyzable recorded data’
    • ‘If the distinction were primitive and unanalyzable, this might be the only way to explain it.’
    • ‘Of the 210 patients from the STAMPEDE study, 15 were excluded because they were readmitted to the hospital during the study period, and 9 were excluded because they had technically unanalyzable ECG data.’
    • ‘Individual substances - this man or that horse - apart from their accidental characteristics - the qualities, etc., that inhere in them - are viewed in that work as essentially simple, unanalyzable atoms.’
    • ‘Moreover, one may accept certain unanalysed kinds of coincidence-determination without committing oneself to the inflexible position that these kinds of coincidence-determination are unanalysable.’
    • ‘It shows a composite semantic unit paired with a phonologically unanalysable unit.’
    • ‘Some have suggested that Winnicott immediately realized that Khan's narcissism made him essentially unanalyzable.’
    • ‘But the word cat cannot serve as a name in the Tractatus's sense, nor a cat as an object, for cats are complex, analysable things - they are, as it were, states of affairs - whereas objects are simple, unchanging, and unanalysable.’
    • ‘We have to regard this relation as primitive or unanalysable.’
    • ‘Endgame points to witnessing consciousness through the unending quest for escape; as an unanalyzable state of being, we know it only through a priori intimations of inner experience.’
    • ‘But they confess to being unable to explicate the concept, and they ultimately resort to treating it as an unanalyzable base on which to erect a theory of physical lawfulness.’
    • ‘The Self, in short, is an eternal, seamless whole, self-identical, beyond phenomenal appearances and unanalysable, yet to be achieved and known through yogic meditation.’
    • ‘There seems to be a pattern of failure, which might suggest that causation is simply unanalyzable.’
    • ‘Thirty-five embryos either were unanalyzable or had no dividing blastomeres.’
    • ‘In the essay I suggested that Feldman's music was unanalysable and, as a result, DeLio refused to print it.’
    • ‘I know, I imagine that this unanalyzable feeling changed what remained for him of existence.’
    • ‘Such judgement necessarily involves personal instinct and flair, ‘strokes of unanalysable genius’.’
    • ‘It may be, of course, that no such answer to our question is possible, because it may be that the concept of ‘cause’ is basic and unanalysable.’
    inexpressible, undefinable, beyond description, beyond words, beggaring description, nameless, incommunicable, ineffable, unutterable, unspeakable
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