Meaning of ANALYSIS in English

ANALYSIS

/ əˈnæləsɪs; NAmE / noun ( pl. an·aly·ses / -siːz; NAmE /)

1.

[ U , C ] the detailed study or examination of sth in order to understand more about it; the result of the study :

statistical analysis

The book is an analysis of poverty and its causes.

2.

[ U , C ] a careful examination of a substance in order to find out what it consists of :

The blood samples are sent to the laboratory for analysis .

You can ask for a chemical analysis of your tap water.

3.

[ U ] = psychoanalysis :

In analysis the individual resolves difficult emotional conflicts.

IDIOMS

- in the final / last analysis

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WORD ORIGIN

late 16th cent.: via medieval Latin from Greek analusis , from analuein unloose, from ana- up + luein loosen.

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