# analysis meaning

**Noun:****analysis**(analyses) u'nalusis- An investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
- The abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations

- analytic thinking - A form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analysed
- The use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., 'the father of the bride' instead of 'the bride's father'
- A branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
- A set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud

- psychoanalysis, depth psychology

**See also:**analytic, analytical, analyze [N. Amer]**Type of:**abstract thought, calculus, criticism, expressive style, infinitesimal calculus, investigating, investigation, literary criticism, logical thinking, psychotherapy, reasoning, style**Antonym:**synthesis**Encyclopedia:**Analysis

[Business]*noun*[C,U] (*plural***analyses**//)**BENEFIT-COST ANALYSIS**,**BREAK-EVEN ANALYSIS**,**CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS**,**CLUSTER ANALYSIS**,**COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS**,**COMPETITOR ANALYSIS**,**COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS**,**CREDIT ANALYSIS**,**CRITICAL PATH ANALYSIS**,**ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS**,**EXTERNAL ANALYSIS**,**FORCE FIELD ANALYSIS**,**GAP ANALYSIS**,**HANDWRITING ANALYSIS**,**JOB ANALYSIS**,**LIFE-CYCLE ANALYSIS**,**NETWORK ANALYSIS**,**PARETO ANALYSIS**,**PEST ANALYSIS**,**RATIO ANALYSIS**,**RISK ANALYSIS**,**SALES ANALYSIS**,**SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS**,**SITUATION ANALYSIS**,**STEP ANALYSIS**,**STRATEGIC ANALYSIS**,**STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS**,**TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS**,**VALUE ANALYSIS**,**VALUE-STREAM ANALYSIS**the detailed study or examination of sth, in order to find answers to particular questions; the results of the study:

*a detailed analysis of each customer's buying habits**We have carried out a preliminary analysis of potential takeover targets.**She is head of economic analysis at a top investment bank.**The firm has a good reputation for analysis of the oil industry.**Click here for more comment and analysis on today's top stories.***⇨****FINANCIAL ANALYST**(a)

analysis*detailed/in-depth/thorough*◆

analysis*business/economic/industry/market*◆ to

(an) analysis*carry out/do/undertake*

[Electronics]

1. The rigorous determination of the constants and modes of operation for electronic equipment. Compare SYNTHESIS.

2. A branch of mathematics dealing with point sets, relations, and functions.

[Medicine]

n*pl***-y·ses****1****:**separation of a whole into its component parts**2****a****:**the identification or separation of ingredients of a substance**b****:**a statement of the constituents of a mixture**3****:**PSYCHOANALYSIS

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- the dead load
*analysis*need not be revised. - the above
*analysis*fits exactly. - in the final
*analysis*, it 's a matter of honesty. - i want a specific
*analysis*of the problem. - the foregoing
*analysis*shows that we are right.