of or regarding analysis meaning 2
- using or competent in using analysis (for example., isolating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental components or basic principles)
- of a proposition which necessarily true separate of fact or experience
- Of or related to evaluation; solving into elements or constituent components; since, an analytical test; analytic reasoning; -- against synthetic.
1520s, from Medieval Latin analyticus (see analytic) + -al (1). Related: Analytically.
(a.) Of or pertaining to analysis; fixing into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical test; analytic reasoning; -- opposed to synthetic.
In the former the author sets forth the analytical process by which the laws he discovered were deduced from facts.