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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Analytic  \An`a*lyt"ic\,  Analytical  \An`a*lyt"ic*al\,  a.  [Gr.  ?: 
  cf  F.  analytique  See  {Analysis}.] 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  analysis;  resolving  into  elements  or 
  constituent  parts  as  an  analytical  experiment;  analytic 
  reasoning;  --  opposed  to  {synthetic}. 
 
  {Analytical}  or  {co["o]rdinate  geometry}.  See  under 
  {Geometry}. 
 
  {Analytic  language},  a  noninflectional  language  or  one  not 
  characterized  by  grammatical  endings. 
 
  {Analytical  table}  (Nat.  Hist.),  a  table  in  which  the 
  characteristics  of  the  species  or  other  groups  are 
  arranged  so  as  to  facilitate  the  determination  of  their 
  names 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  analytic 
  adj  1:  (math)  using  or  subjected  to  a  methodology  using  algebra  and 
  calculus;  "analytic  statics" 
  2:  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:  {analytical}]  [ant: 
  {synthetic}] 
  3:  (linguistics)  expressing  a  grammatical  category  by  using  two 
  or  more  words  rather  than  inflection  [syn:  {uninflected}] 
  [ant:  {synthetic}] 
  4:  (logic)  of  a  proposition;  necessarily  true  independent  of 
  fact  or  experience,  as  "all  spinsters  are  unmarried"  [syn: 
  {analytical}]  [ant:  {synthetic}] 




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