|1.||[ adjective ] (mathematics) using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus|
|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)|
"an analytic experiment" "an analytic approach" "a keenly analytic man" "analytical reasoning"
|3.||[ adjective ] (linguistics) expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection|
|Related terms:||synthetic linguistics isolating|
|4.||[ adjective ] (logic) of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience|
"`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"
|Related terms:||synthetic logic logical deductive a_priori|