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

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  • IPA(key): /əˈnælɪsɪs/
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  • Hyphenation: anal‧y‧sis

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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.).
    • 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.
  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) The mathematical study of functions, sequences, series, limits, derivatives and integrals.
  4. (countable, logic) Proof by deduction from known truths.
  5. (countable, 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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EtymologyEdit

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
analyseis
Genitive analysis
analyseōs
analysios
analysium
Dative analysī analysibus
Accusative analysim
analysin
analysem1
analysēs
analysīs
Ablative analysī
analyse1
analysibus
Vocative analysis
analysi
analysēs
analyseis

1Found sometimes in Medieval and New Latin.

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