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analytical

adj.1.of or pertaining to analysis (definition 2).
2.(Logic) of a proposition; necessarily true independent of fact or experience, such as "all spinsters are unmarried". Opposite of synthetic.
3.exercising or involving careful analytical evaluations; as, analytic reasoning; an analytical discussion.
4.capable of or given to analyzing; - of people.
Analytical geometry
See under Geometry.
Analytic language
a noninflectional language or one not characterized by grammatical endings.
Analytical table
(Nat. Hist.) a table in which the characteristics of the species or other groups are arranged so as to facilitate the determination of their names.
Adj.1.analytical - using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles); "an analytic experiment"; "an analytic approach"; "a keenly analytic man"; "analytical reasoning"; "an analytical mind"
Synonyms: analytic
2.analytical - of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"
Synonyms: analytic
a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, algebraic, analytic, categorical, classificatory, conditional, deductive, dialectic, discursive, enthymematic, enumerative, epagogic, examinational, examinatorial, examining, explorational, explorative, exploratory, fact-finding, feeling, geometric, groping, heuristic, hypothetical, indagative, inductive, inferential, inspectional, inspectorial, investigational, investigative, investigatory, maieutic, mathematical, numeric, ratiocinative, ratiocinatory, rational, reasoning, schematic, segmental, soritical, subtle, syllogistic, synthetic, tentative, testing, trying, zetetic
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