What does analytical mean?

analytical meaning in General Dictionary

of or regarding analysis meaning 2

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  • 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.

analytical meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1520s, from Medieval Latin analyticus (see analytic) + -al (1). Related: Analytically.


analytical meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Of or pertaining to analysis; fixing into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical test; analytic reasoning; -- opposed to synthetic.


Sentence Examples with the word analytical

In the former the author sets forth the analytical process by which the laws he discovered were deduced from facts.

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