Meaning of ANALYTIC in English

ANALYTIC

/ ˌænəˈlɪtɪk; NAmE / adjective

1.

(also isol·at·ing ) ( linguistics ) ( of languages ) using word order rather than word endings to show the functions of words in a sentence

—compare synthetic , agglutinative

2.

= analytical

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WORD ORIGIN

early 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek analutikos , from analuein unloose. The term was adopted in the late 16th cent. as a noun denoting the branch of logic dealing with analysis, with specific reference to Aristotle's treatises on logic, the Analytics ( Greek analutika ).

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.