1. using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus;

- Example: "analytic statics"

2. using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles);

- Example: "an analytic experiment"

- Example: "an analytic approach"

- Example: "a keenly analytic man"

- Example: "analytical reasoning"

- Example: "an analytical mind"

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3. expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection;

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4. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience;

- Example: "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"

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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Analytic \An`a*lyt"ic\, Analytical \An`a*lyt"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. analytique. See Analysis.] Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; -- opposed to synthetic. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

analytic adj 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" [syn: analytic, analytical] [ant: synthetic, synthetical] 3: expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection [syn: analytic, uninflected] [ant: synthetic] 4: of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition" [syn: analytic, analytical] [ant: synthetic, synthetical]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

58 Moby Thesaurus words for "analytic": a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, acute, algebraic, analytical, categorical, classificatory, conditional, deductive, deep, 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, keen, maieutic, mathematical, numeric, penetrating, piercing, profound, ratiocinative, ratiocinatory, rational, reasoning, schematic, segmental, sharp, soritical, subtle, syllogistic, synthetic, tentative, testing, trying, zetetic