Meaning of ANALYTIC in English

— analytically , adv.

/an'l it"ik/ , adj.

1. pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to synthetic ).

2. skilled in or habitually using analysis.

3. (of a language) characterized by a relatively frequent use of function words, auxiliary verbs, and changes in word order to express syntactic relations, rather than of inflected forms. Cf. synthetic (def. 3), polysynthetic (def. 1).

4. Logic. (of a proposition) necessarily true because its denial involves a contradiction, as "All husbands are married."

5. Math.

a. (of a function of a complex variable) having a first derivative at all points of a given domain; holomorphic; regular.

b. (of a curve) having parametric equations that represent analytic functions.

c. (of a proof) using analysis.

Also, analytical .

[ 1580-90; analyticus analytikós, equiv. to analy- (see ANALYSIS) + -tikos -TIC ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .