Analytic definition

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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.

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Dividing into elemental parts or basic principles.
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Reasoning or acting from a perception of the parts and interrelations of a subject.
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(logic) Following necessarily; tautologous.

An analytic truth.

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(linguistics) Expressing a grammatical function by using two or more words instead of an inflected form.

Vietnamese is an analytic language.

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Of or relating to analysis or analytics.
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Expert in or using analysis, especially in thinking.

An analytic mind; an analytic approach.

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Using, subjected to, or capable of being subjected to a methodology involving algebra or other methods of mathematical analysis.
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Proving a known truth by reasoning from that which is to be proved.
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Of analysis or analytics.
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That separates into constituent parts.
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Skilled in or using analysis.

An analytic mind.

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(linguis.) Expressing syntactic relationships by the use of uninflected function words instead of inflections (Ex.: in English, more often instead of oftener)
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(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.

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Of, or relating to any form of analysis, or to analytics.
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Of, or relating to division into elements or principles.
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Having the ability to analyse.
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(logic) (of a proposition) That follows necessarily; tautologous.
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(mathematics) Of, or relating to algebra or a similar method of analysis.
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(analysis) Being defined in terms of objects of differential calculus such as derivatives.
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(linguistics) Using multiple simple words, instead of inflection.
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Origin of analytic

  • Medieval Latin analyticus from Greek analutikos from analūein to resolve analysis

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

  • From Ancient Greek ἀναλυτικός (analutikos).

    From Wiktionary