Associations to the word «Analysis»


ANALYSIS, noun. (countable) Decomposition into components in order to study (a complex thing, concept, theory...).
ANALYSIS, noun. (countable) The result of such a process.
ANALYSIS, noun. (uncountable) (mathematics) The mathematical study of functions, sequences, series, limits, derivatives and integrals.
ANALYSIS, noun. (countable) (logic) Proof by deduction from known truths.
ANALYSIS, noun. (countable) (chemistry) The process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts, or the result of this process.
ANALYSIS, noun. (uncountable) (music) The analytical study of melodies, harmonies, sequences, repetitions, variations, quotations, juxtapositions, and surprisees.
ANALYSIS, noun. (countable) (psychology) Psychoanalysis.
ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, noun. (statistics) A collection of statistical models, and their associated procedures, in which the observed variance is partitioned into components due to different explanatory variables.
ANALYSIS PARALYSIS, noun. The condition of being unable to make a decision due to the availability of too much information which must be processed in order for the decision to be made.
ANALYSIS SITUS, noun. (obsolete) (mathematics) topology

Dictionary definition

ANALYSIS, noun. An investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole.
ANALYSIS, noun. The abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations.
ANALYSIS, noun. A form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed.
ANALYSIS, noun. The use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'.
ANALYSIS, noun. A branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation.
ANALYSIS, noun. 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".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King