• WordNet 3.6
    • adj analytical of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"
    • adj analytical 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"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The computer programming language ADA was named in honor of Augusta Ada King. The U.S. Defense Department named the language after the Countess of Lovelace and daughter of Lord Byron because she helped finance and program what is thought to be the first computer, the “analytical engine” designed by Charles Babbage.
    • a Analytical Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; -- opposed to synthetic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Analytical pertaining to analysis: resolving into first principles
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  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.”
  • Edgar Allan Poe
    “It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. : cf. F. analytique,. See Analysis
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. analysis, analy-ein, to unloose, ana, up, ly-ein, to loose.


In literature:

With a Copious Analytical Index.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 80, June, 1864" by Various
The analytical theory of the inventor, which is very similar to that given by F.W.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
His analytical and synthetic processes simply explore in his own subterranean caverns apropos of theology.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
Her mind and Susy's were analytical; I have tried to make it appear that mine was different.
"Chapters from My Autobiography" by Mark Twain
St. Clair lived before them, and his mind was never analytic.
"Pirate Gold" by Frederic Jesup Stimson
Humboldt's analytical summaries, and the passages hitherto suppressed, are included; and comprehensive Indices subjoined.
"Strife and Peace" by Fredrika Bremer
By recalling what occurred I can throw a more brilliant light upon Borrow's character than by any kind of analytical disquisition.
"Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest" by George Borrow
See Analytical Table on Tome I. nov.
"The Palace of Pleasure, Volume 1" by William Painter
God has been found out; analytically and synthetically we understand the God-idea as previous generations could not understand it.
"The Necessity of Atheism" by Dr. D.M. Brooks
He was hardly self-conscious, much less analytical, and he went back to his work again.
"In Happy Valley" by John Fox

In poetry:

(Last stanza will not bear, I own,
A pressure analytic;
But bard whose weight is fourteen stone,
Is apt to thump the critic.)
"Peter the Piccaninny" by Henry Kendall
Should he inspect each bud and flow'r,
With close, unmeant, uncall'd-for look,
And, by his analytic pow'r,
Dissolve each charm of vale or brook?
"How Nature's Beauties Should Be Viewed" by Thomas Frederick Young
For what is called "intelligence"
By every Mrs. Fiskeian critic
As usual is just a sense
Of humour, analytic.
So any time I'm glad to frisk
Two bones to witness Mrs. Fiske.
"Footlight Motifs" by Franklin Pierce Adams

In news:

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The detection of inorganic phosphates represents an analytical challenge in the environmental, agricultural, and industrial areas.
"Coyote on a Fence," Bruce Graham's coldly analytical drama about two prisoners bound for execution, has timed its New York premiere well.
Since World War II professional history in America has become more sophisticated and analytical, more European, than ever before.
The analytical procedures used to detect the pollutants don't garner such universal agreement, though.
John Paul II was "was one of the great figures of our age," declares Johnathan Pearce at analytic group blog Samizdata.
"It says something about her desire to be on what she believes is the right side analytically," says Richard Clarke, who worked with Rice on the National Security Council.
The Editor interviews Kris Satkunas, Director of Analytic Consulting for LexisNexis CounselLink.
WASHINGTON— PreEmptive Solutions, a maker of application protection and monitoring solutions, has announced a new analytics solution for Microsoft's Windows Phone 7.
There has been a lot of excitement in the CRM industry in the last few years about analytics and their benefits for the enterprise.
Customer clarity is an analytical wand's wave away with new marketing automation apps.
First in Industry to Develop a Proprietary Analytical Solution for Advertisers of All Sizes.
Prospecting Up-sells with Behavioral Analytics.
Tapping into the Franz AllegroGraph 4.0 database, the vendor shares its plans to invest in semantics to unite personalization and predictive analytics with CEM.
Users can go to the Website to shorten URLs and see history and analytics about content they minimized.

In science:

Even if w(u) is chosen to be an analytical function, the integrand Ω(u) in Eq. (27) is not analytical but has singularities at the branch points at which w2 (u) = −1.
Effects of nonlinear sweep in the Landau-Zener-Stueckelberg effect
Let {Ui} be an analytic cover of X , and let logi f be an analytic branch of the logarithm on Ui .
The additive dilogarithm
Since compact Zp -analytic groups are finitely generated, it is natural to consider first finitely generated R-analytic pro-p groups.
On linearity of finitely generated R-analytic groups
Due to the difficulty to analytically locate the two apparent horizons we also cannot write down an analytic expression for their area.
Close encounters of black holes
The solid line is the analytic result [equation (43)] with a = 0.01, and the dashed line is the analytic result with a = 0.29.
Thermal conduction and particle transport in strong MHD turbulence, with application to galaxy-cluster plasmas