[an.a.lyt.ic] or an.a.lyt.i.cal adj [LL analyticus, fr. Gk analytikos, fr. analyein] (1601) 1: of or relating to analysis or analytics; esp: separating something into component parts or constituent elements
2: being a proposition (as "no bachelor is married") whose truth is evident from the meaning of the words it contains--compare synthetic
3: skilled in or using analysis esp. in thinking or reasoning "a keenly ~ person"
4: characterized by analysis rather than inflection "~ languages"
6: treated or treatable by or using the methods of algebra and calculus
7. a of a function of a real variable: capable of being expanded in a Taylor's series in powers of x - h in some neighborhood of the point h b of a function of a complex variable: differentiable at every point in some neighborhood of a given point or points -- an.a.lyt.i.cal.ly adv -- an.a.ly.tic.i.ty n