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Analysis 1

Definition: 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.

Analysis 2

Definition: The separation of a compound substance, by chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how much of each element is present. The former is called qualitative, and the latter quantitative analysis.

Analysis 3

Definition: The tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles.

Analysis 4

Definition: The resolving of problems by reducing the conditions that are in them to equations.

Analysis 5

Definition: A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their natural order.

Analysis 6

Definition: A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with synopsis.

Analysis 7

Definition: 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.

analysis 8

Definition: an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole

analysis 9

Definition: 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"

analysis 10

Definition: the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations

analysis 11

Definition: a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation

analysis 12

Definition: a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed

analysis 13

Definition: the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride'' instead of `the bride''s father''

 

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