analytical
[ an-l-it-i-kuhl ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
Early-17th century; Latin;from the Greek analutikos, from the analuein "unloose"
Synonyms
    1.
  • analytic cogent detailed diagnostic interpretive
    2.
  • intellectual cerebral
Antonyms
    1.
  • cursory chaotic synthetical
    2.
  • disorganized illogical
Definition
1.pertaining to or proceeding by analysis (opposed to synthetic)
2.skilled in or habitually using analysis
Examples
1.A) The company embraced analytical approaches to its problems, helping them stay at the forefront of the market. B) Scientists' analytical approach to experiments means they can set aside their own biases and look at the facts.
2.A) She was very analytical, which contributed to her success in business. B) His analytical personality caused him to read too much into every interaction.
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