analyze

Definitions:

  • To examine methodically by separating into parts and studying their interrelations.
  • To make a chemical analysis of.
  • To make a mathematical analysis of.
  • To psychoanalyze.
  • To take to pieces; resolve into elements; separate, as a compound into its parts; ascertain the constituents or causes of; ascertain the characters or structure of, as a plant: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="analyze">analyze</internalXref> a mineral, a sentence, or an argument; to <em>analyze</em> light by separating it into its prismatic constituents.
  • Hence To examine critically, so as to bring out the essential elements or give the essence of: as, to <internalXref urlencoded="analyze">analyze</internalXref> a poem.
  • In <em>mathematics</em>, to submit (a problem) to treatment by algebra, and especially by the calculus.
  • To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately; to examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; to consider in detail in order to discover essential features or meaning
  • make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features.
  • subject to psychoanalytic treatment.
  • To <xref>subject</xref> to <xref>analysis</xref>.
  • To <xref>resolve</xref> (anything <xref>complex</xref>) into its <xref>elements</xref>.
  • To <xref>separate</xref> into the <xref>constituent</xref> parts, for the <xref>purpose</xref> of an <xref>examination</xref> of each separately.
  • To examine in such a manner as to <xref>ascertain</xref> the elements or <xref>nature</xref> of the thing examined; as, to analyze a <xref>fossil</xref> substance, to analyze a sentence or a word, or to analyze an action to <xref>ascertain</xref> its <xref>morality</xref>.
  • break down into components or essential features
  • make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
  • subject to psychoanalytic treatment
  • consider in detail and subject to an analysis in order to discover essential features or meaning
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