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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: analysis or analyze

analyst

noun
     
an‧a‧lyst [countable]
1 someone whose job is to think about something carefully in order to understand it, and often to advise other people about it:
Political analysts expect the Conservatives to win.
Cleary has been working as a computer analyst in Winchester.
2MP a doctor who helps people who have mental or emotional problems by making them talk about their experiences and relationships

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