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Definition of 'analytic'


  1. using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus; "analytic statics"
  2. 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: analytical
       Antonyms: synthetic synthetical
  3. expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
       Synonyms: uninflected
       Antonyms: synthetic
  4. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"
       Synonyms: analytical
       Antonyms: synthetic synthetical

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