Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

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

analytical

adjective
     
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

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary