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analysis meaning

[ ə'næləsis ] Pronunciation:   "analysis" in a sentence
  • Noun: analysis (analyses)  u'nalusis
    1. An investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole 
    2. The abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
      - analytic thinking 
    3. A form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analysed 
    4. The use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., 'the father of the bride' instead of 'the bride's father' 
    5. A branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation 
    6. 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.

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    FINANCIAL ANALYST

    (a) detailed/in-depth/thorough analysis

    business/economic/industry/market analysis

    ◆ to carry out/do/undertake (an) analysis


  • [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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  1. the dead load analysis need not be revised.
  2. the above analysis fits exactly.
  3. in the final analysis, it 's a matter of honesty.
  4. i want a specific analysis of the problem.
  5. the foregoing analysis shows that we are right.

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