Meaning of ANALYTIC in English

■ adjective

1》 another term for ~al .

2》 Logic true by virtue of the meaning of the words or concepts used to express it, so that its denial would be a self-contradiction. Compare with synthetic .

3》 Linguistics (of a language) tending to use word order to express grammatical structure. Contrasted with synthetic .


C17: via L. from Gk analutikos , from analuein 'unloose'.

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