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Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; analytic reasoning; opposed to synthetic. Analytical or coordinate geometry. See Geometry. Analytic language, a noninflectional language or one not characterised by grammatical endings. Analytical table, a table in which the characteristics of the species or other groups are arranged so as to facilitate the determination of their names.

Origin: Gr., cf. F. Analytique. See Analysis.

(01 Mar 1998)

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