Definitions of analysis

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

Quotes of analysis

  1. I've never gone into analysis But Freud opened a door, I know. – Dario Argento
  2. The amount of data and analysis available for free is a true example of information explosion has leveled the playing field for individual investors. – Maria Bartiromo
  3. A painstaking course in qualitative and quantitative analysis by John Wing gave me an appreciation of the need for, and beauty of, accurate measurement. – Paul D. Boyer
  4. But by providing the background picture- the universal situational awareness that we desire- by showing the anomalies, the Space -Based Radar will change the nature of how we do our analysis and our intelligence. – Stephen Cambone
  5. I'm the first to admit this whole salary thing is getting out of control. In the final analysis it's still about the work. – Jim Carrey
  6. Ask anyone committed to Marxist analysis how many angels on the head of a pin, and you will be asked in return to never mind the angels, tell me who controls the production of pins. – Joan Didion
  7. The more important the subject and the closer it cuts to the bone of our hopes and needs, the more we are likely to err in establishing a framework for analysis – Stephen Jay Gould
  8. One of the many interesting and surprising experiences of the beginner in child analysis is to find in even very young children a capacity for insight which is often far greater than that of adults. – Melanie Klein
  9. When I was in high school, I became interested in cytochemistry: chemical analysis under the microscope, and trying to understand the composition of cells. – Joshua Lederberg
  10. Literature is analysis after the event. – Doris Lessing
  11. The analysis of concepts is for the understanding nothing more than what the magnifying glass is for sight. – Moses Mendelssohn
  12. Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve. – Max Planck
  13. The spirit of logical analysis should in practice blend with the practical pressure for the adoption of some form of international language, but it should not allow itself to be stampeded by it. – Edward Sapir
  14. I studied economics and made it my career for two reasons. The subject was and is intellectually fascinating and challenging, particularly to someone with taste and talent for theoretical reasoning and quantitative analysis – James Tobin
  15. Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious. – Alfred North Whitehead

Usage examples for analysis

  1. He felt that he would better not inquire too closely into this; that too keen self- analysis was the evil from which he had suffered and which he should avoid. ” – The Hidden Places by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  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. Perhaps it is a lack of thought, a want of analysis – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  4. You may object to analysis in public. ” – Windyridge by W. Riley
  5. 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
  6. All of these requirements may call for analysis of the relative positions to be utilized, with reference to the selected physical objectives, and of the requirements for adequate freedom of action. ” – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  7. 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
  8. It doesn't matter much to us, as this analysis is only for our own information and we can satisfy ourselves as to the state of your pocket. ” – The Mystery of 31 New Inn by R. Austin Freeman
  9. “ Bianchon produced Professor Duval's analysis of the blood. ” – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  10. “ " Sombre enough," commented Carrados, " but the connexion between environment and crime is not yet capable of analysis – Max Carrados by Ernest Bramah
  11. “ Middlemarch is also worth careful study for its fine analysis of character and motive. ” – Modern English Books of Power by George Hamlin Fitch
  12. What we call moral rules are precisely such tools of analysis – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  13. “ 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. The explanation of this leads us at once to the cardinal doctrine of spectrum analysis – The Story of the Heavens by Robert Stawell Ball
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. The less analysis the better. ” – The Untroubled Mind by Herbert J. Hall

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