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English noun: analysis

1. analysis (act) an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole

Broader (hypernym)investigating, investigation

Narrower (hyponym)anatomy, case study, chemical analysis, cost analysis, dissection, fundamental analysis, fundamentals analysis, qualitative analysis, technical analysis, technical analysis of stock trends

2. analysis (cognition) the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations

Synonymsanalytic thinking

Broader (hypernym)abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning

Narrower (hyponym)breakdown, cost-benefit analysis, dissection, elimination, partitioning, reasoning by elimination, reductionism, systems analysis, trend analysis

Antonymssynthetic thinking, synthesis

3. analysis (communication) a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed

Broader (hypernym)criticism, literary criticism

4. analysis (communication) the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'

Broader (hypernym)expressive style, style

5. analysis (cognition) a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation

Broader (hypernym)calculus, infinitesimal calculus

Narrower (hyponym)Fourier analysis, harmonic analysis

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

6. analysis (act) a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud

SamplesHis physician recommended psychoanalysis.

Synonymsdepth psychology, psychoanalysis

Broader (hypernym)psychotherapy

Narrower (hyponym)hypnoanalysis

Domain category membersabreact, abreaction, acathexis, anaclisis, anal, anal personality, anal phase, anal retentive, anal retentive personality, anal stage, castration anxiety, catharsis, cathectic, cathexis, charge, complex, condensation, death instinct, death wish, ego, ego ideal, genital personality, genital phase, genital stage, id, imago, introject, introjection, katharsis, latency period, latency phase, latency stage, latent content, libidinal energy, libido, oral, oral personality, oral phase, oral stage, penis envy, phallic phase, phallic stage, pleasure principle, pleasure-pain principle, pleasure-unpleasure principle, psychosexual development, reality principle, superego, Thanatos, transference

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