# 'Analysis' definitions:

## Definition of 'analysis'

From: WordNet

noun

An investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole

noun

The abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations [syn: analysis, analytic thinking] [ant: synthesis, synthetic thinking]

noun

A form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed

noun

The use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'

noun

A branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation

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A set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis" [syn: psychoanalysis, analysis, depth psychology]

## Definition of 'Analysis'

From: GCIDE

- Mathematics \Math`e*mat"ics\, n. [F. math['e]matiques, pl., L. mathematica, sing., Gr. ? (sc. ?) science. See Mathematic, and -ics.] That science, or class of sciences, which treats of the exact relations existing between quantities or magnitudes, and of the methods by which, in accordance with these relations, quantities sought are deducible from other quantities known or supposed; the science of spatial and quantitative relations. [1913 Webster]
- Note: Mathematics embraces three departments, namely: 1. Arithmetic. 2. Geometry, including Trigonometry and Conic Sections. 3. Analysis, in which letters are used, including Algebra, Analytical Geometry, and Calculus. Each of these divisions is divided into pure or abstract, which considers magnitude or quantity abstractly, without relation to matter; and mixed or applied, which treats of magnitude as subsisting in material bodies, and is consequently interwoven with physical considerations. [1913 Webster]

## Synonyms of 'analysis'

From: Moby Thesaurus

- a fortiori reasoning,
- a posteriori reasoning,
- a priori reasoning,
- abstraction,
- accounting,
- airing,
- algebra,
- algebraic geometry,
- alteration,
- analytic geometry,
- anatomization,
- anatomy,
- arithmetic,
- arrangement,
- assay,
- associative algebra,
- atomization,
- audit,
- automatic electronic navigation,
- Baconian method,
- binary arithmetic,
- Boolean algebra,
- braking,
- breakdown,
- breakup,
- buzz session,
- calculus,
- canvassing,
- cataloging,
- categorization,
- change,
- checkup,
- circle geometry,
- circumstantiation,
- classification,
- codification,
- colloquium,
- comment,
- commentary,
- commentation,
- computation,
- conference,
- consideration,
- coordination,
- critical review,
- criticism,
- critique,
- debate,
- debating,
- decomposition,
- deduction,
- deductive reasoning,
- deliberation,
- demarcation,
- depth interview,
- depth psychology,
- descriptive geometry,
- desynonymization,
- diaeresis,
- dialectic,
- dialogue,
- differencing,
- differential calculus,
- differentiation,
- discrimination,
- discussion,
- disequalization,
- disintegration,
- disjunction,
- dissection,
- distinction,
- distinguishment,
- diversification,
- division,
- division algebra,
- doctrinairism,
- doctrinality,
- doctrinarity,
- dream analysis,
- dream symbolism,
- editorial,
- enquiry,
- epagoge,
- equivalent algebras,
- Euclidean geometry,
- examination,
- exchange of views,
- explanation,
- fact distribution,
- filing,
- forecasts,
- forum,
- Fourier analysis,
- game theory,
- generalization,
- geodesy,
- geometry,
- gloss,
- grading,
- graphic algebra,
- group analysis,
- group theory,
- grouping,
- higher algebra,
- higher arithmetic,
- hyperbolic geometry,
- hypothesis and verification,
- indexing,
- individualization,
- individuation,
- induction,
- inductive reasoning,
- inference,
- infinitesimal calculus,
- inquest,
- inquirendo,
- inquiring,
- inquiring mind,
- inquiry,
- inquisition,
- inspection,
- integral calculus,
- interpretation,
- interpretation of dreams,
- intuitional geometry,
- invariant subalgebra,
- inverse geometry,
- investigation,
- itemization,
- joint discussion,
- judgement,
- Lagrangian function,
- leader,
- leading article,
- line geometry,
- linear algebra,
- logical analysis,
- logical discussion,
- manipulation,
- mathematical physics,
- matrix algebra,
- mere theory,
- metageometry,
- modification,
- modular arithmetic,
- n-tuple linear algebra,
- natural geometry,
- nilpotent algebra,
- nonlinear calibrations,
- notice,
- number theory,
- open discussion,
- open forum,
- opinion,
- output measurement,
- panel discussion,
- particularization,
- perlustration,
- personalization,
- philosophical induction,
- pigeonholing,
- placement,
- plane trigonometry,
- political arithmetic,
- processing,
- projective geometry,
- proper subalgebra,
- psychanalysis,
- psychoanalysis,
- psychoanalytic method,
- psychoanalytic therapy,
- psychognosis,
- psychognosy,
- psychology of depths,
- quaternian algebra,
- ranging,
- ranking,
- rap,
- rap session,
- rating,
- record keeping,
- reducible algebra,
- remark,
- report,
- resolution,
- review,
- running commentary,
- scan,
- scrutiny,
- segregation,
- seminar,
- separation,
- set theory,
- severalization,
- severance,
- simple algebra,
- solid geometry,
- sorting,
- specialization,
- specification,
- speculation,
- speculative geometry,
- spherical trigonometry,
- statistics,
- steering,
- stratification,
- study,
- subalgebra,
- subdivision,
- supersonic flow detection,
- survey,
- syllogism,
- syllogistic reasoning,
- symposium,
- synthesis,
- systems analysis,
- tabulation,
- taxonomy,
- the couch,
- theoretic,
- theoretical basis,
- theoretics,
- theoria,
- theoric,
- theorization,
- theory,
- topology,
- town meeting,
- treatment,
- trig,
- trigonometry,
- typology,
- universal algebra,
- universal geometry,
- variation,
- vector algebra,
- ventilation,
- view,
- write-up,
- zero algebra

## Words containing 'Analysis'

- Blowpipe analysis,
- Diophantine analysis,
- Gravimetric analysis,
- Indeterminate analysis,
- Metric analysis,
- Proximate analysis,
- Qualitative analysis,
- Quantitative analysis,
- Spectrum analysis,
- Ultimate analysis,
- Volumetric analysis,
- analysis of variance,
- analysis situs,
- chemical analysis,
- cladistic analysis,
- colorimetric analysis,
- correlational analysis,
- cost analysis,
- critical analysis,
- factor analysis,
- fourier analysis,
- fundamental analysis,
- fundamentals analysis,
- harmonic analysis,
- market analysis,
- methodological analysis,
- multivariate analysis,
- numerical analysis,
- regression analysis,
- spectrographic analysis,
- spectroscopic analysis,
- systems analysis,
- technical analysis,
- transactional analysis,
- trend analysis,
- Spherical harmonic analysis,
- quantitative chemical analysis,
- self-analysis,
- cost-benefit analysis,
- technical analysis of stock trends,
- medical literature analysis and retrieval system