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  • Dimensional analysis

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Usage statistics for the noun analysis:

imaginative writing4.41%informational writing95.59%

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Analysis is a member of the word family analyse, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun analysis

What does analysis mean as a name of something?

Analysis is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: analyses

  1. an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  2. the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
  3. a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
  4. the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: expressive style / style = a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
  5. a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
  6. a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of analysis: depth psychology / psychoanalysis
    • more generic word: psychotherapy = the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means
    • more specific word: hypnoanalysis = the use of hypnosis in conjunction with psychoanalysis

Specialised definition of the noun analysis

Glossary of sports

a detailed examination and report. (2008. Dictionary of Leisure, Travel and Tourism. Third edition. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


Analysis is a musical group.


  1. "Analysis" is a musical album of Sun Dial.
    • released on
  2. "Analysis" is a musical album of Minority Sound.
    • released in (6 years ago)
  3. "Analysis" is a musical EP of Attias.
    • released in (8 years ago)


  1. "Analysis" is a book by George Pólya.
  2. "Analysis" is a book by Julian Tyson.
    • also known as "Analysis: what analytical chemists do"
  3. "Analysis" is a book by Ruby V. Rodney.
    • also known as "Analysis: Guyanese Creole and American Black English with special emphasis on tense and aspect"


  1. Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts to gain a better understanding of it. The technique has been applied in the study of mathematics and logic since before Aristotle, though analysis as a formal concept is a relatively recent development.
    • also known as Analyze
  2. Analysis is a peer-reviewed academic journal of philosophy established in 1933 that is published quarterly by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Analysis Trust. Prior to January 2009, the journal was published by Blackwell Publishing. Electronic access to this journal is available via JSTOR, Wiley InterScience, and Oxford Journals. The journal publishes short, concise articles in virtually any field of the analytic tradition.
  3. Analysis is a half-hour BBC Radio 4 documentary programme, which has been running for over 40 years.
  4. Analysis is the journal of the Australian Centre for Psychoanalysis. It contains original articles on the theory and practice of psychoanalysis by international and local contributors. Some issues include translations of Lacan's shorter works.
  5. Analysis: A tool that supports analysis view is able to hide technical and implementation-specific details such as modifiers, data types and helper methods.
  6. Analysis: As e-discovery tools and processes have matured, sophisticated analytics methods have been put to use in aid of more and more of the phases of discovery, depicted in the EDRM framework. When the model was originally conceived, the focus was on the analysis of the collected documents to make it easier to cull documents and provide increased productivity during the review step.

Phrases with Analysis

  1. analysis situs
  2. cost analysis
  3. Meta-analysis
  4. Real analysis
  5. self-analysis
  6. trend analysis
  7. factor analysis
  8. market analysis
  9. Cluster analysis
  10. Complex analysis
  11. fourier analysis
  12. Lexical analysis
  13. systems analysis
  14. Thermal analysis
  15. chemical analysis
  16. critical analysis
  17. Fall-off analysis
  18. harmonic analysis
  19. Semantic analysis
  20. spectrum analysis

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Analysis

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Google previewSignals and Systems (2015)

A Primer with MATLAB® by Matthew N. O. Sadiku, Warsame Hassan Ali

Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA) Failure modes and effect analysis is a qualitative tabular technique to examine possible failure modes and solutions during system design which is conducted preventively to avoid errors and ...

Google previewCommunity Ecology (2014)

Analytical Methods Using R and Excel by Mark Gardener

Principal components analysis is an indirect gradient analysis. You specify the community data rather than a dissimilarity. The method produces sample and species scores; species being represented in plots by biplot arrows. The results often ...

Google previewConceptual Foundations (2015)

The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice by Elizabeth E. Friberg, Joan L. Creasia

Cost-benefit analysis is a useful and powerful tool to justify the investment in nurse-managed...

Google previewPractical Veterinary Forensics (2016)

by David Bailey

Crime scene blood pattern analysis is an observational tool.

Blood pattern analysis is a highly specialized form of forensic science and consists of three independent and linked components. 1.

Google previewThe Secure Information Society (2012)

Ethical, Legal and Political Challenges by Jörg Krüger, Bertram Nickolay, Sandro Gaycken

point: Content analysis is a ubiquitous activity in the digital age, yet its widespread usage, ramifications and significance...

Google previewDesigning Web Sites that Work (2002)

Usability for the Web by Tom Brinck, Darren Gergle, Scott D. Wood

Task analysis refers to a family of techniques for describing various aspects of how people work. This can include...

Google previewInnovations and Advances in Computing, Informatics, Systems Sciences, Networking and Engineering (2014)

by Tarek Sobh, Khaled Elleithy

Value Analysis is an organized and creative competiveness method aimed at meeting the user needs using a F. Chichernea (*) A. Vețeleanu Transilvania University of...

Google previewRecent Perspectives on Early Childhood Education and Care in Canada (2012)

by Nina Howe, Larry Prochner

Cost-BenefitAnalys is Cost-benefit analysis is the main tool that economists use to calculate whether a particular public...

Google previewPlastics Additives (1997)

An A-Z reference by Geoffrey Pritchard

spectrophotometric analysis is the most powerful and cost effective method available for general analysis. Much of this discussion will be centered around this technique. Other instrumental techniques such as ultra-violet (UV), ...

Google previewCritical Race, Feminism, and Education (2010)

A Social Justice Model by M. Pratt-Clarke

Discourse analysis is a tool that can be used for historical, sociological, and legal analysis of texts because it focuses on the...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Care Management (2003)

by Michael J. Stahl

Job analysis is the process of collecting information about jobs, including the observable activities performed; the tools and equipment...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Technical Analysis (2014)

by Joel G. Siegel, Jae K. Shim, Anique A. Qureshi, Jeffrey Brauchler

Fundamental analysis appraises the financial condition of a company, the well- being of the industry the company is part of, and the state of the overall...

Company analysis should be undertaken after analysis of the economy and industry.

Google previewBashgali Dictionary (2001)

An Analysis of Colonel J. Davidson's Notes on the Bashgali Language by Sten Konow

An analysis of Col. J. Davidson' Notes on the Bashgali Language...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research Methods (2008)

by Lisa M. Given

“Data Analysis”) provide quick snapshots of the range of categories covered in this volume, while the individual entries listed under each heading show the range of topics within those categories. Some topics (e.g. ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (2014)

by Thomas A. Schwandt

Reader's Guide ANALYZING & INTERPRETING Issues Analytic generalization Explanation Generalization Idiographic interpretation Inference Interpretation Nomothetic knowledge Logics Abduction Deduction Inductive analysis Means ...

Google previewA Detailed Analysis of Abdul Ghafur's Dictionary of the Terms Used by Criminal Tribes in the Panjab (1880)

by Gottlieb William Leitner

ANALYSIS. THE heading "Original Slang Terms in Roman" is scarcely correct as a description either of the artificial language of thieves, elsewhere called " Thieves' Latin," or of real dialects spoken hy tribes, whether criminal or not.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology (2003)

by Thomas H. Ollendick, Carolyn S. Schroeder

DEFINITION Behavior analysis refers to the process of analyzing children's behavior in terms of fundamental learning principles. Basically, there are three types of learning: (1) classical conditioning, which refers to a form of learning in which a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chromatography 2004 Update Supplement (2004)

by Jack Cazes

Analysis. by. Capillary. Electrophoresis. Imran Ali Hassan Y.Aboul- Enein King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia INTRODUCTION The quality of the environment is degrading continuously, due to ...

Google previewDictionary of Nursing Theory and Research (2005)

by Bethel Ann Powers, Thomas R. Knapp

Cluster Analysis McFarlane et al. (2002, 2004) provide a good example of a randomized clinical trial that tested a nursing intervention designed to increase the number of safety-promoting behaviors' practiced by abused women.

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Quotes about Analysis

Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis. (Mary Kay Ash)
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Scrabble value of A1N1A1L1Y4S1I1S1

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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