Definition of analytical adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌænəˈlɪtɪkl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌænəˈlɪtɪkl//
    (also analytic)
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  1. 1using a logical method of thinking about something in order to understand it, especially by looking at all the parts separately She has a clear analytical mind. an analytic approach to the problem
  2. 2using scientific analysis in order to find out about something analytical methods of research
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: analytical