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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

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

For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children's futures. And we are all mortal.
John F. Kennedy

In the last analysis, even the best man is evil: in the last analysis, even the best woman is bad.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.
Albert Camus

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
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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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