Meaning of ANALYTIC in English

I. |an ə l|id.ik, -itik, -ēk adjective

Etymology: Late Latin analyticus, from Greek analytikos, from (assumed) analytos (verbal of analyein ) + -ikos -ic

1. : of or relating to analysis or analytics ; especially : separating or breaking up a whole or a compound into its component parts or constituent elements

an analytic experiment

analytic reasoning

2. : skilled in or using analysis

a keenly analytic man

3. logic : of or relating to a truth, a proposition, or a statement that is true in all possible worlds, that is true independently of any facts by reference to meanings alone, or that is logically true or definitionally reducible to logical truth

4. : characterized by analysis (sense 3) rather than inflection

English is an analytic language

— contrasted with synthetic ; compare isolating

5. : psychoanalytic

6. : treated by the methods or represented by the symbolism of algebra or calculus

analytic statics

— distinguished from graphic

II. noun

( -s )

1. : something that is analytic

2. : analytical entry

III. adjective

1. 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

2. of a function of a complex variable : differentiable at every point in some neighborhood of a given point or points

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