The definition of analysis is the process of breaking down a something into its parts to learn what they do and how they relate to one another.(noun)
Examining blood in a lab to discover all of its components is an example of analysis.
See analysis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. analyses
Origin: ML < Gr, a dissolving < ana-, up, throughout + lysis, a loosing < lyein, to loose: see lose
See analysis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. a·nal·y·ses (-sēzˌ)
Origin: Medieval Latin
Origin: , from Greek analusis, a dissolving
Origin: , from analūein, to undo
Origin: : ana-, throughout; see ana-
Origin: + lūein, to loosen; see leu- in Indo-European roots.
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