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Definitions of analysis

  1. an investigation of the component parts of a whole
  2. the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts for study
  3. a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
  4. a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
  5. an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  6. the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
  7. the use of closed- class words instead of inflections: e. g., ` the father of the bride' instead of ` the bride's father'
  8. 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.
  9. The tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles.
  10. The resolving of problems by reducing the conditions that are in them to equations.
  11. A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their natural order.
  12. A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with synopsis.
  13. 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.
  14. The division or separation of a thing into the parts that compose it; as, analysis of a plant; analysis of a sentence.
  15. The decomposition or breaking up of a chemical compound into its simpler elements; a process by which the nature of a substance is recognized and its chemical composition determined.
  16. An examination to determine contents of a body.
  17. A resolving or separating a thing into its elements or component parts:- pl. ANALYSES.
  18. Separation of a compound or a subject into its component parts or elements.
  19. The resolution of a compound into its elements; also, a logical synopsis.
  20. 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.
  21. The separation of a compound into its elements; the tracing of things to their source; the opposite of synthesis.
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Usage examples for analysis

  1. Finally, I shall draw my conclusions as to present functions, and with a more careful analysis of certain factors state the reasons for those conclusions as briefly as possible. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  2. At the end it is to be said that a satisfactory analysis of his character cannot be made. – Reminiscences of Sixty Years in Public Affairs, Vol. 1 by George Boutwell
  3. Tell the story in your own words, using the points in the following Analysis. – New National Fourth Reader by Charles J. Barnes and J. Marshall Hawkes
  4. Middlemarch is also worth careful study for its fine analysis of character and motive. – Modern English Books of Power by George Hamlin Fitch
  5. I got out of the scrape by selling the copper plate for 50 shillings, after having given 40 guineas for the engraving of the Analysis. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  6. He supposed from his general analysis of the man that Storrs would want the entire royal family. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  7. In the last analysis this is true, but in all governments by parties the smaller number is often more important than the larger. – The Negro and the elective franchise. A Series Of Papers And A Sermon (The American Negro Academy. Occasional Papers, No. 11.) by Archibald H. Grimké, Charles C. Cook, John Hope, John L. Love, Kelly Miller, and Rev. Frank J. Grimké
  8. You may object to analysis in public. – Windyridge by W. Riley
  9. But I purposely refrain from doing this, with a few exceptions, first because I do not wish to write a general history of the primitive family, and, secondly, because I consider all references of this kind as very doubtful testimony, unless they are accompanied by an analysis of the entire organization. – The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State by Frederick Engels
  10. Bianchon produced Professor Duval's analysis of the blood. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  11. This, in the final analysis, is the only way to halt the communist drive to world power. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  12. After this analysis had been carefully made, we excused the young man and explained that thirteen of his twenty- six years had been spent in jail. – Analyzing Character by Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
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