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Adjective: analytic  ,a-nu'li-tik
  1. (mathematics) using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus
    "analytic statics"
  2. Using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
    "an analytic experiment"; "a keenly analytic man";
    - analytical
  3. (linguistics) expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
    - uninflected
  4. (logic) of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
    "'all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition";
    - analytical
  5. (maths) complex valued and complex differentiable
    "The professor introduced analytic functions of several complex variables";
    - holomorphic

See also: a priori, deductive, isolating, logical

Antonym: synthetic

Encyclopedia: Analytic