Meaning of ANALYSIS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ə-ˈna-lə-səs ]


( plural anal·y·ses -ˌsēz)

Etymology: New Latin, from Greek, from analyein to break up, from ana- + lyein to loosen — more at lose

Date: 1581

1. : separation of a whole into its component parts


a. : the identification or separation of ingredients of a substance

b. : a statement of the constituents of a mixture


a. : proof of a mathematical proposition by assuming the result and deducing a valid statement by a series of reversible steps


(1) : a branch of mathematics concerned mainly with limits, continuity, and infinite series

(2) : calculus 1b


a. : an examination of a complex, its elements, and their relations

b. : a statement of such an analysis


a. : a method in philosophy of resolving complex expressions into simpler or more basic ones

b. : clarification of an expression by an elucidation of its use in discourse

6. : the use of function words instead of inflectional forms as a characteristic device of a language

7. : psychoanalysis

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