/ ˌænəˈlɪtɪkl; NAmE / (also ana·lyt·ic / ˌænəˈlɪtɪk; NAmE /) adjective
using a logical method of thinking about sth in order to understand it, especially by looking at all the parts separately :
She has a clear analytical mind.
an analytic approach to the problem
using scientific analysis in order to find out about sth :
analytical methods of research
► ana·lyt·ic·al·ly / -kli; NAmE / adverb