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Definition of Analysis

Analysis

  1. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses or of the intellect, into its constituent or original elements; an examination of the component parts of a subject, each separately, as the words which compose a sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions which enter into an argument. It is opposed to synthesis.
  2. The separation of a compound substance, by chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how much of each element is present. The former is called qualitative, and the latter quantitative analysis.
  3. The tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles.
  4. The resolving of problems by reducing the conditions that are in them to equations.
  5. A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their natural order.
  6. A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with synopsis.
  7. The process of ascertaining the name of a species, or its place in a system of classification, by means of an analytical table or key.

Analysis Quotations

In the final analysis, the questions of why bad things happen to good people transmutes itself into some very different questions, no longer asking why something happened, but asking how we will respond, what we intend to do now that it happened.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual's own reason and critical analysis.
Dalai Lama

Night, the beloved. Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again. When man reassembles his fragmentary self and grows with the calm of a tree.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

In the last analysis, the individual person is responsible for living his own life and for 'finding himself.' If he persists in shifting his responsibility to somebody else, he fails to find out the meaning of his own existence.
Thomas Merton

Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are a part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
Max Planck
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Analysis Translations

analysis in Afrikaans is analise
analysis in Dutch is analyse, ontleding, ontbinding
analysis in French is analyse
analysis in German is Auswertung {f}, Analyse {f}, Analyse {f}
analysis in Swedish is analys, utredning

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