# 'analytic' definitions:

## Definition of 'analytic'

(from WordNet)

adjective

Using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus; "analytic statics"

adjective

Using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole --intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles); "an analytic experiment"; "an analytic approach"; "a keenly analytic man"; "analytical reasoning"; "an analytical mind" [syn: analytic, analytical] [ant: synthetic, synthetical]

adjective

Expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection [syn: analytic, uninflected] [ant: synthetic]

adjective

Of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition" [syn: analytic, analytical] [ant: synthetic, synthetical]

## Synonyms of 'analytic'

From: Moby Thesaurus

- a fortiori,
- a posteriori,
- a priori,
- acute,
- algebraic,
- analytical,
- categorical,
- classificatory,
- conditional,
- deductive,
- deep,
- dialectic,
- discursive,
- enthymematic,
- enumerative,
- epagogic,
- examinational,
- examinatorial,
- examining,
- explorational,
- explorative,
- exploratory,
- fact-finding,
- feeling,
- geometric,
- groping,
- heuristic,
- hypothetical,
- indagative,
- inductive,
- inferential,
- inspectional,
- inspectorial,
- investigational,
- investigative,
- investigatory,
- keen,
- maieutic,
- mathematical,
- numeric,
- penetrating,
- piercing,
- profound,
- ratiocinative,
- ratiocinatory,
- rational,
- reasoning,
- schematic,
- segmental,
- sharp,
- soritical,
- subtle,
- syllogistic,
- synthetic,
- tentative,
- testing,
- trying,
- zetetic