• WordNet 3.6
    • n analyst a licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis
    • n analyst someone who is skilled at analyzing data
    • n analyst an expert who studies financial data (on credit or securities or sales or financial patterns etc.) and recommends appropriate business actions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There are more psycho-analysts per capita in Buenos Aires than any other place in the world.
    • n Analyst One who analyzes; formerly, one skilled in algebraical geometry; now commonly, one skilled in chemical analysis.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n analyst One who analyzes or who is versed in analysis, in any application of that word.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Analyst one skilled in analysis, esp. chemical analysis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. analyste,. See Analysis
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. analysis, analy-ein, to unloose, ana, up, ly-ein, to loose.


In literature:

All of them, historians, sociologists, political analysts, anthropologists, were licked before they started.
"The K-Factor" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
He is analyst as well as bard.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
She was not much of an analyst and thought Miss Boyd very cold natured.
"The Girls at Mount Morris" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
And a Program Analyst is just as good, just as important, and just as well cared-for as anyone else.
"The Highest Treason" by Randall Garrett
Sociology needs the cool-headed analyst rather than the social revivalist.
"College Teaching" by Paul Klapper
Thus, in the course of his examination, the analyst has made a number of decoctions, in one of which the poison is certain to be.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
The human analyst, jotting down in his note-book the motives of men, is often strangely misled.
"Dwellers in the Hills" by Melville Davisson Post
And then the analyst comes poking his nose into the milk.
"Dreamers of the Ghetto" by I. Zangwill
It combines, and by combination creates new forms; but the secret principle of this combination has not been shown by the analysts.
"Modern Painters Volume II (of V)" by John Ruskin
Are you, by chance, a psycho-analyst?
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
But when I need an analyst I'll go out and hire one.
"All Day Wednesday" by Richard Olin
The doctor was a great talker, an analyst of conditions, and a philosophical spectator.
"Gold" by Stewart White
The analyst might well be tempted to smile at the puerility of this logic.
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
The truth is, Conrad is always an analyst; that sets him apart from other writers of sea stories.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
Lopez was the first who merits the name of chess analyst.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
He had dropped a few questions, with the careful casualness of the skilled analyst, and gotten the expected reactions.
"The Sensitive Man" by Poul William Anderson
It was the work of the analyst that proved the guilt of men like Seddon and Crippen.
"Scotland Yard" by George Dilnot
I'm no good as an analyst to you anymore, anyway.
"You Don't Make Wine Like the Greeks Did" by David E. Fisher
But to me he will always be the merciless analyst of human emotion.
"Captain Macedoine's Daughter" by William McFee
There was a casual exchange of salutes as they approached the girl and the analyst.
"The Ties That Bind" by Walter Miller

In poetry:

I checked out for the last time
on the first of May;
graduate of the mental cases,
with my analysts's okay,
my complete book of rhymes,
my typewriter and my suitcases.
"The Double Image" by Anne Sexton
Called up old Reichian analyst
who'd kicked me out of therapy for smoking marijuana
'It's happened' I panted 'There's a Lion in my living room'
'I'm afraid any discussion would have no value' he hung up
"The Lion For Real" by Allen Ginsberg

In news:

Ford O'Connell is a Republican strategist, conservative activist, and political analyst.
Analysts estimate that at its peak Enron accounted for about one-quarter of the nation's energy trading -- not producing much energy itself, but serving mostly as a middleman.
For years, government analysts and watchdog groups have been warning about a specific kind of terrorist threat: the "lone wolf" white supremacist.
Control contributing editor Rich Merritt conducts a wide-ranging interview with ARC Advisory Group principal analyst John Blanchard on a variety batch-related topics and trends.
A business analyst at Marsh &.
Sign On The Dotted Line For This Apartment REIT With Increased Analyst Earnings Estimates, Solid Yield.
Have Wall Street analysts ever been this divided about what the future holds.
ESPN's Skip Bayless is one of the most polarizing sports analysts on television.
Also, its most recent quarterly profit missed analysts' expectations.
Analysts sour on Facebook after Zynga's downbeat outlook.
Whether it be through insolvency or simple market forces, some analysts expect that troubled DRAM maker Qimonda will disappear by year's end.
Battle to last through March at least, analysts say.
A version of this column that appeared in the newspaper on Dec 25, in a section that was printed in advance, incorrectly stated that the Carl Jung wine is named for the analyst.
CHARLOTTE, NC: All over cable news, analysts, pundits, and anchors are breaking down every tidbit of the presidential race.
The drop in oil prices was overdue, analysts say.

In science:

Suppose the data analyst knows that for each Hi , Σi is diagonal and that for false Hi , µX,i > 0 and µY ,i > 0.
False discovery rate control with multivariate $p$-values
In some cases, analysts use degradation-level data to define failure times.
A Review of Accelerated Test Models
Therefore, the analyst should program a “change-from-base” cell for each performance measure.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
More formally, sensitivity analysis is when the analyst designates one or more model inputs to be parameters, varies the parameter values while holding all other inputs at their base values, and records the resulting model outputs.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
What-if analysis is when the analyst changes one number in a model and observes what happens to the outputs. A changefrom-base cell is very helpful.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
One-parameter sensitivity analysis is when the analyst designates a single input as a parameter and systematically varies it through a range of values while recording corresponding output value(s).
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
The analyst uses managerial judgment to provide a low input value and high input value for each model input.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
Two-parameter sensitivity analysis is when the analyst parameterizes two inputs simultaneously and systematically varies them through a range of values while recording corresponding output value(s).
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
When three or more inputs are to be varied the analyst uses scenario analysis. A scenario is a set of pre-defined input values, usually with a descriptive name.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
The spreadsheet analyst is better served by building what I call a scenario tool, shown in Figure 6.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
The analyst can easily generate a summary report by performing a one-parameter sensitivity analysis on the scenario number, as shown in Figure 7.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
If it is not sufficiently close, the analyst might need to reduce the Excel option “Maximum Change”.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
Goal Seek can stop and report that it “may not have found a solution” as shown in Figure 8. (It is important that the analyst actually read the Status box!) This can occur because there is no value of the input cell that will cause the output cell to take on the specified value.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
Sensitivity analysis can teach the analyst about the impact of different possible values of uncertain data inputs.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
By randomly sampling each probabilistic input the analyst can generate any number of equally likely possible future states.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics