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Adjective: analytical  ,a-nu'li-ti-kul
  1. Using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
    "analytical reasoning"; "an analytical mind";
    - analytic
  2. (logic) of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
    "'all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytical proposition";
    - analytic

See also: a priori, deductive, logical

Encyclopedia: Analytical