analytic


analytic
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; < ML analyticus < Gk analytikós, equiv. to analy- (see ANALYSIS) + -tikos -TIC]

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(as used in expressions)
analytic synthetic distinction

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