Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment
  • adj. Analytic reasoning as opposed to synthetic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. of or pertaining to analysis (definition 2).
  • adj. of a proposition; necessarily true independent of fact or experience, such as “all spinsters are unmarried”. Opposite of synthetic.
  • adj. exercising or involving careful analytical evaluations.
  • adj. capable of or given to analyzing; -- of people.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
  • adj. using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)

Etymologies

Gr. ?: compare with French analytique. See Analysis. (Wiktionary)

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