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analytic (adj.)

"relating to or operating by analogy," c. 1600, from Medieval Latin analyticus, from Greek analytikos "analytical," from analytos "dissolved," from analyein "unloose, release, set free," from ana "up, back, throughout" (see ana-) + lysis "a loosening," from lyein "to unfasten" (from PIE root *leu- "to loosen, divide, cut apart").

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Definitions of analytic from WordNet

analytic (adj.)
using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus;
analytic statics
analytic (adj.)
using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles);
a keenly analytic man
an analytic experiment
an analytic approach
Synonyms: analytical
analytic (adj.)
expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection;
Synonyms: uninflected
analytic (adj.)
of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience;
`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition
Synonyms: analytical
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