Definitions

Analytic

Generally speaking, analytic (from Greek ἀναλυτικός - analytikos) refers to the "having the ability to analyze" or "division into elements or principles."

Chemistry

Mathematics

Set theory

Proof theory

Other areas

Philosophy

Psychology

Sociology

  • Analytic induction, the systematic examination of similarities between various social phenomena to develop concepts or ideas
  • Analytic frame, a detailed sketch or outline of some social phenomenon, representing initial idea of a scientist analyzing this phenomenon

May also describe

See also

  • Synthesis
  • Analytical engine, a 19th century mechanical general-purpose computer designed by Charles Babbage
  • Analytical Society, a 19th century British group who promoted the use of Leibnizian or analytical calculus, as opposed to Newtonian calculus

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