analyze

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v analyze subject to psychoanalytic treatment "I was analyzed in Vienna by a famous psychiatrist"
    • v analyze make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features "analyze a specimen","analyze a sentence","analyze a chemical compound"
    • v analyze consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning "analyze a sonnet by Shakespeare","analyze the evidence in a criminal trial","analyze your real motives"
    • v analyze break down into components or essential features "analyze today's financial market"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: While still in college, Bill Gates and Paul Allen once built a special purpose machine called "Traff-O-Data." It was a machine that would analyze information gathered by traffic monitors. They never found any buyers.
    • Analyze make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features; as, to analyse a specimen; to analyze a fossil substance; to analyze a sentence or a word; to analyse a chemical compound.
    • Analyze subject to psychoanalytic treatment.
    • Analyze To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately; to examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; to consider in detail in order to discover essential features or meaning; as, to analyze an action to ascertain its morality; to analyse a sonnet by Shakespeare; to analyse the evidence in a criminal trial; to analyse your real motives. "No one, I presume, can analyze the sensations of pleasure or pain."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Astronauts brought back about 800 pounds of lunar rock to Earth. Most of it has not been analyzed.
    • analyze To take to pieces; resolve into elements; separate, as a compound into its parts; ascertain the constituents or causes of; ascertain the characters or structure of, as a plant: as, to analyze a mineral, a sentence, or an argument; to analyze light by separating it into its prismatic constituents.
    • analyze Hence To examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of: as, to analyze a poem.
    • analyze In mathematics, to submit (a problem) to treatment by algebra, and especially by the calculus.
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Quotations

  • Grace Moore
    Grace Moore
    “Analyzing what you haven't got as well as what you have is a necessary ingredient of a career.”
  • Samuel Butler
    Samuel%20Butler
    “We are not won by arguments that we can analyze, but by tone and temper; by the manner, which is the man himself.”
  • Thornton Wilder
    Thornton%20Wilder
    “The comic spirit is given to us in order that we may analyze, weigh, and clarify things in us which nettle us, or which we are outgrowing, or trying to reshape.”
  • Charles Kingsley
    Charles%20Kingsley
    “Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell.”
  • Cavett Robert
    Cavett Robert
    “A superficial knowledge is not enough. It must be a knowledge capable of analyzing a situation quickly and making an immediate decision.”
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose%20Bierce
    “All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. analyser,. See Analysis

Usage

In literature:

Painters studied the line for itself, determined its proportions, and analyzed features and drapery.
"Chinese Painters" by Raphael Petrucci
Refraction is that which enables light to be divided up, or analyzed.
"Practical Mechanics for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
If she had analyzed her emotions she would have been obliged to face the disagreeable truth that she, Anne Wellington, was jealous.
"Prince or Chauffeur?" by Lawrence Perry
Every man before retiring at night, or even during the day, should take a few minutes to himself and carefully analyze the doings of the day.
"Dollars and Sense" by Col. Wm. C. Hunter
Lavoisier analyzed the stone of Luce.
"The Book of the Damned" by Charles Fort
He tasted and smelled and touched and heard and analyzed each of them minutely.
"Suite Mentale" by Gordon Randall Garrett
These contents can be described and must be analyzed into their elements.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
There had been an aura which Don had sensed, but could not analyze.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
He had never analyzed the quality of his love.
"Mistress Anne" by Temple Bailey
He is analyzing with minute care the relations between Environment and Life.
"Natural Law in the Spiritual World" by Henry Drummond
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In poetry:

I have counted them all over,
Have analyzed heart and brain,
Have watched them in daily labor
That I might some key obtain
To unlock the magical power,
By which some supremely reign.
"The Difference" by Jared Barhite

In news:

Learn how to use this free protocol analyzer.
One of the best security and network troubleshooting tools available on the Internet is a protocol analyzer (or packet sniffer) named Ethereal .
The software improves the capabilities of Corelis' powerful BusPro-I and CAS-1000-I2C/E bus analyzer products.
It publishes work that is programmatic, rigorously designed and analyzed, and of great theoretical importance.
Many people are analyzing what President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney had to say in Wednesday night's debate.
Andy Swenson, North Dakota State University Extension Service farm management specialist, has developed a program titled, ACRE Analyzer.
Studying the atmospheres of earthlike planets may be a few years in the future, but astronomers are analyzing weather on the largest worlds now.
Dual Extrusion Cell Fixture for CT3 Texture Analyzer.
0Brookfield offers the TA-DEC dual extrusion cell fixture for its CT3 texture analyzer.
Each week, The Times-Picayune's New Orleans Hornets beat reporters Jimmy Smith and John Reid will take a topic or question and debate or analyze.
Naomi Wolf analyzes female identity via one female body part.
Herm Edwards analyzes Pats-Saints.
Herm Edwards, coach of the White team in the Under Armour All-America Game, analyzes practice film with DBs and gives them some life lessons as well.
Hoping to solve at least part of a 36-year-old mystery, the FBI is analyzing a torn, tangled parachute found in southwest Washington to determine if it belonged to famed plane hijacker D.B.
How did worthy shows like Treme get snubbed in the Broadcast Television Journalists Association's Critics Choice Awards nominations, announced today (and analyzed by THR's Tim Goodman).
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In science:

In this section we study some classically equivalent actions and analyze the degrees of freedom corresponding to the topological p-brane theory.
A note on topological brane theories
However it is still problematic to analyze the degrees of freedom in all generality.
A note on topological brane theories
The equations for Fµ are more difficult to analyze since the right hand side involves eµ .
A note on topological brane theories
We will not analyze this situation in all generality.
A note on topological brane theories
The action is nonlinear in X µ and therefore it is difficult to analyze it in the same fashion as before.
A note on topological brane theories
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