Definitions of analysis

  1. a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
  2. a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
  3. an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  4. the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
  5. the use of closed- class words instead of inflections: e. g., ` the father of the bride' instead of ` the bride's father'
  6. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses or of the intellect, into its constituent or original elements; an examination of the component parts of a subject, each separately, as the words which compose a sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions which enter into an argument. It is opposed to synthesis.
  7. The tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles.
  8. The resolving of problems by reducing the conditions that are in them to equations.
  9. A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their natural order.
  10. A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with synopsis.
  11. The process of ascertaining the name of a species, or its place in a system of classification, by means of an analytical table or key.
  12. The division or separation of a thing into the parts that compose it; as, analysis of a plant; analysis of a sentence.
  13. A resolving or separating a thing into its elements or component parts:- pl. ANALYSES.
  14. Separation of a compound or a subject into its component parts or elements.
  15. The resolution of a compound into its elements; also, a logical synopsis.
  16. The resolution of a compound into its constituent parts or elements; the resolving of problems by algebraical equations; an orderly arrangement of the heads of a discourse; a sort of synopsis.
  17. The separation of a compound into its elements; the tracing of things to their source; the opposite of synthesis.