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    analysis - Dictionary definition and meaning for word analysis

    Definition
    (noun) an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole Definition
    (noun) the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
    Synonyms : analytic thinking
    Definition
    (noun) a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed Definition
    (noun) the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father' Definition
    (noun) a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation Definition
    (noun) a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
    Example Sentence
    • his physician recommended psychoanalysis
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