- The definition of analytic is learning about things by examining what they consist of, or some process of learning about things by examining smaller parts of a whole.
A person who is good at solving problems is an example of a person with an analytic mind.
- of analysis or analytics
- that separates into constituent parts
- skilled in or using analysis: an analytic mind
- Linguis. expressing syntactic relationships by the use of uninflected function words instead of inflections (Ex.: in English, more often instead of oftener)
- Logic necessarily true by virtue of the meaning of its component terms alone, without reference to external fact, and with its denial resulting in self-contradiction; tautologous: an analytic proposition
Origin of analyticMedieval Latin analyticus ; from Classical Greek analytikos ; from analytos, soluble: see analysis
- a. Of or relating to analysis or analytics.b. Expert in or using analysis, especially in thinking: an analytic mind; an analytic approach. See Synonyms at logical.
- Dividing into elemental parts or basic principles.
- Reasoning or acting from a perception of the parts and interrelations of a subject: “Many of the most serious pianists have turned toward more analytic playing, with a renewed focus on the architecture and ideas of music” (Annalyn Swan).
- Logic Following necessarily; tautologous: an analytic truth.
- Mathematics a. Using, subjected to, or capable of being subjected to a methodology involving algebra or other methods of mathematical analysis.b. Proving a known truth by reasoning from that which is to be proved.
- Linguistics Expressing a grammatical function by using two or more words instead of an inflected form: Vietnamese is an analytic language.
Origin of analyticMedieval Latin analyticus, from Greek analutikos, from analūein, to resolve; see analysis.
(comparative more analytic, superlative most analytic)
- of, or relating to any form of analysis, or to analytics
- of, or relating to division into elements or principles
- having the ability to analyse
- (logic) (of a proposition) that follows necessarily; tautologous
- (mathematics) of, or relating to algebra or a similar method of analysis
- (analysis) being defined in terms of objects of differential calculus such as derivatives
- (linguistics) using multiple simple words, instead of inflection
From Ancient Greek ἀναλυτικός (analutikos).