an ‧ a ‧ lyt ‧ ical AC /ˌæn ə lˈɪtɪk ə l/ BrE AmE ( also an‧a‧lyt‧ic /ˌæn ə lˈɪtɪk◂/) adjective
[ Word Family: noun : ↑ analysis , ↑ analyst ; verb : ↑ analyze ; adjective : ↑ analytical ]
[ Date: 1500-1600 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: analyticus , from Greek , from analyein ; ⇨ ↑ analysis ]
1 . thinking about things in a detailed and intelligent way, so that you can examine and understand things:
She’s got an analytical mind.
During the course, students will develop their analytical skills.
2 . using scientific analysis to examine something:
—analytically /-kli/ adverb