Analysis Definition

ə-nălĭ-sĭs
analyses
noun
analyses
The separation of an intellectual or material whole into its constituent parts for individual study.
American Heritage
A separating or breaking up of any whole into its parts, esp. with an examination of these parts to find out their nature, proportion, function, interrelationship, etc.
Webster's New World
The study of such constituent parts and their interrelationships in making up a whole.
American Heritage
Any detailed examination.
Webster's New World
A spoken or written presentation of such study.
Published an analysis of poetic meter.
American Heritage
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The separation of a substance into its constituent elements, usually by chemical means, for the study and identification of each component. &diamf3; Qualitative analysis determines what substances are present in a compound. &diamf3; Quantitative analysis determines how much of each substance is present in a compound.
American Heritage Science
A branch of mathematics concerned with limits and convergence and principally involving differential calculus, integral calculus, sequences, and series.
American Heritage Science
idiom
in the last analysis
  • after all factors have been considered
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Analysis

Noun

Singular:
analysis
Plural:
analyses

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Analysis

  • in the last analysis

Origin of Analysis

  • Medieval Latin from Greek analusis a dissolving from analūein to undo ana- throughout ana– lūein to loosen leu- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Medieval Latin analysis, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλυσις (analusis), from ἀναλύω (analuō, “I unravel, investigate”), from ἀνά (ana, “on, up”) + λύω (luō, “I loosen”).

    From Wiktionary

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