Definition of analyst noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈænəlɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈænəlɪst//
    Business people, Professions
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  1. 1a person whose job involves examining facts or materials in order to give an opinion on them a political/food analyst City analysts forecast huge profits this year. see also systems analyst See related entries: Business people, Professions
  2. 2= psychoanalyst See related entries: Professions
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from French analyste, from the verb analyser, from medieval Latin analysis from Greek analusis, from analuein ‘unloose’, from ana- ‘up’ + luein ‘loosen’.Extra examples a leading business analyst City analysts forecast pre-tax profits of £40 billion this year. She’s an investment analyst with a big City firm. This view is backed up by several independent political analysts in Washington.
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