|Origin:||Greek, from analyein 'to break up'|
a‧nal‧y‧sis S3 W1 plural analyses
1 [uncountable and countable]
a careful examination of something in order to understand it better
Further analysis of the data is needed.
the way in which someone describes a situation or problem, and says what causes it to happen
Do you agree with Marx's analysis of the failure of free-market capitalism?
2 [uncountable and countable]
a careful examination of a substance to see what it is made of
analysis of genetic material
Blood samples were sent for analysis.
You'll get the results when the analysis is complete.
a process in which a doctor makes someone talk about their past experiences, relationships etc in order to help them with mental or emotional problems [= psychoanalysis; ↪ therapy]:
She's been in analysis for three years.
used when giving the most basic or important facts about a situation:
In the final analysis, profit is the motive.