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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.


Antonymssynthetical, synthetic

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



Domain categorylinguistics


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

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


See alsoa priori, deductive, logical

Domain categorylogic

Antonymssynthetical, synthetic

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