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

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