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English adjective: analytic

1. analytic using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus


SamplesAnalytic statics.


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

2. analytic using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)


SamplesAn analytic experiment.
An analytic approach.
A keenly analytic man.
Analytical reasoning.
An analytical mind.


Synonymsanalytical


Antonymssynthetical, synthetic

3. analytic expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection


Synonymsuninflected


Similarisolating


Domain categorylinguistics


Antonymssynthetic

4. analytic of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience


Samples`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition.


Synonymsanalytical


See alsoa priori, deductive, logical


Domain categorylogic


Antonymssynthetical, synthetic









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