1. [ adjective ] (mathematics) using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus

"analytic statics"

Related terms: mathematics analysis
2. [ adjective ] using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
Synonyms: analytical

"an analytic experiment" "an analytic approach" "a keenly analytic man" "analytical reasoning"

Related terms: synthetic
3. [ adjective ] (linguistics) expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
Synonyms: uninflected
Related terms: synthetic linguistics isolating
4. [ adjective ] (logic) of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
Synonyms: analytical

"`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"

Related terms: synthetic logic logical deductive a_priori
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