## analysis

noun

### 1 analysis

An investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole.

Roget 476:
reasoning ratiocination rationalism;
dialectics,
induction,
generalization.
discussion,
comment;
ventilation;
**
**
inquiry
*etc.*
**461**.
argumentation,
controversy,
debate; ... show more

Roget 662:
remedy,
help,
cure,
redress;
medicine,
medicament;
diagnosis,
medical examination;
**
**
medical treatment;
surgery;
preventive medicine.
*[medical devices]*
clinical thermometer, ... show more

Roget 596:
compend,
compendium;
abstract,
precis,
epitome,
multum in parvo* [Lat.]*,
analysis,
pandect^{†},
digest,
sum and substance,
**
**
brief,
abridgment,
summary, ... show more

Roget 49:
decomposition,
analysis,
dissection,
resolution,
catalysis,
dissolution;
corruption
*etc.*
*(uncleanness)*
**653**;
dispersion
*etc.*
**73**;
disjunction
... show more

Roget 461:
inquiry;
request
*etc.*
**765**;
search,
research,
quest,
pursuit
*etc.*
**622**.
examination,
review,
scrutiny,
investigation, ... show more

Roget 60:
arrangement;
plan
*etc.*
**626**;
preparation
*etc.*
**673**;
disposal,
disposition;
collocation,
allocation;
distribution;
sorting
*etc.* ... show more

Roget 85:
numeration;
numbering
*etc.*
*v.;*
pagination;
tale,
recension^{†},
enumeration,
summation,
reckoning,
computation,
supputation^{†};
calculation,
calculus; ... show more

Roget 463:
experiment;
essay
*etc.*
*(attempt)*
**675**;
analysis
*etc.*
*(investigation)*
**461**;
screen;
trial,
tentative method,
t=atonnement.
verification, ... show more

Dutch: analyse, ontleding

Polish: analizowanie

### 2 analysis

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

*synonym:* analytic thinking.

Dutch: ontleding

### 3 analysis

A form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed.

### 4 analysis

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

Polish: analiza

### 5 analysis

A branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation.

Dutch: analyse

Polish: analiza matematyczna

### 6 analysis

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.

*synonyms:* depth psychology, psychoanalysis.

Dutch: analyse, psychoanalyse

Polish: psychoanaliza

Moby thesaurus: Baconian method, Boolean algebra, Euclidean geometry, Fourier analysis, Lagrangian function, a fortiori reasoning, a posteriori reasoning, a priori reasoning, abstraction, accounting, airing, algebra, algebraic geometry, alteration, analytic geometry, anatomization, anatomy, arithmetic, arrangement, assay ... show more.

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