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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Late Latin
Origin: analyticus, from Greek, from analyein; ANALYSIS


an‧a‧lyt‧ical also an‧a‧lyt‧ic
1 thinking about things in a detailed and intelligent way, so that you can examine and understand things:
She's got an analytical mind.
analytical method/techniques/approach/skills
During the course, students will develop their analytical skills.
2 using scientific analysis to examine something:
analytical chemistry
analytically adverb

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