Analyze Definition

analyzed, analyzes, analyzing
analyzed, analyzes, analyzing
To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
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To separate (a thing, idea, etc.) into its parts so as to find out their nature, proportion, function, interrelationship, etc.
Webster's New World
To make a chemical analysis of.
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To examine in detail so as to determine the nature or tendencies of.
Webster's New World
To make a mathematical analysis of.
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Origin of Analyze

  • Back formation from analysis, from French analyser, from analyse, from Medieval Latin analysis, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλυσις (analusis, “a breaking up, a loosening, releasing”), from ἀναλύω (analuō, “to unloose, release, set free”), from ἀνά (ana, “on, up, above, throughout”) + λύσις (lusis, “a loosening”), from λύω (luō, “to unfasten”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Perhaps from French analyser from analyse analysis from Greek analusis analysis

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

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