See also: Analysis

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Etymology edit

From Medieval Latin analysis, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλυσις (análusis), from ἀναλύω (analúō, I unravel, investigate), from ἀνα- (ana-, thoroughly) + λύω (lúō, I loosen).

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  • IPA(key): /əˈnælɪsɪs/, /əˈnæləsɪs/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: anal‧y‧sis
  • (Hong Kong) IPA(key): /æˈnɑ.lə.sɪs/

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analysis (countable and uncountable, plural analyses)

  1. (countable) Decomposition into components in order to study (a complex thing, concept, theory etc.).
    comparative analysis
    • 2013 July-August, Philip J. Bushnell, “Solvents, Ethanol, Car Crashes & Tolerance”, in American Scientist:
      Surprisingly, this analysis revealed that acute exposure to solvent vapors at concentrations below those associated with long-term effects appears to increase the risk of a fatal automobile accident. Furthermore, this increase in risk is comparable to the risk of death from leukemia after long-term exposure to benzene, another solvent, which has the well-known property of causing this type of cancer.
    • 2023 March 8, Gareth Dennis, “The Reshaping of things to come...”, in RAIL, number 978, page 48:
      Beeching is more disparaging about suburban services beyond the capital, and I think here lies one of the most critical shortcomings in his analysis. By not considering the potential for these cities to grow, both on their own merits and in response to London's limitations, he failed to future-proof these types of service, limiting them in favour of long-distance services.
  2. (countable) The result of such a process.
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 214:
      Thus, in a sequence such as [French English teacher], since English is closer to
      the Head Noun teacher, it must be a Complement; and since French is further
      away from teacher, it must be an Attribute. Hence, we correctly predict that
      the only possible interpretation for [a French English teacher] is ‘a person who
      teaches English who is Frenchʼ. So our analysis not only has semantic plausi-
      bility; but in addition it has independent syntactic support.
  3. (uncountable, mathematics) A broad field of study in modern mathematics (often mentioned alongside algebra) which developed out of the calculus, concerned with the behavior of functions, sequences, series, limits, metric spaces, measures and more.
    Synonym: mathematical analysis
  4. (countable, logic) Proof by deduction from known truths.
  5. (countable, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry) The process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts, or the result of this process.
  6. (uncountable, music) The analytical study of melodies, harmonies, sequences, repetitions, variations, quotations, juxtapositions, and surprises.
  7. (countable, psychology) Psychoanalysis.

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Etymology edit

From Ancient Greek ἀνάλυσις (análusis), from ἀναλύω (analúō, I unravel, investigate), from ἀνά (aná, on, up) + λύω (lúō, I loosen).

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analysis f (genitive analysis or analyseōs or analysios); third declension

  1. (Medieval Latin, mathematics) analysis

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Third-declension noun (Greek-type, i-stem, i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative analysis analysēs
Genitive analysis
Dative analysī analysibus
Accusative analysim
Ablative analysī
Vocative analysis

1Found sometimes in Medieval and New Latin.

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