- The definition of an analyst is a person who studies the elements of something, often breaking it down into smaller parts, to learn how the parts work together and what the nature is of the thing being studied.
A psychotherapist is an example of an analyst.
- a person who analyzes: a news analyst
- a psychoanalyst
- a systems analyst
Origin of analystFrench analyste
From French analyste
analyst - Computer Definition
analyst - Investment & Finance Definition
An employee of a sell-side firm (a Wall Street broker), a buy-side firm (a mutual fund or investment management company), or an independent research firm that makes buy and sell recommendations on companies in a particular industry. Analysts also are employed by companies involved in commodities trading to recommend when customers should buy and sell futures contracts and suggest appropriate trading strategies.