Definition of analytical adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (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
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adverb Tests that measure children's ability to think analytically are being introduced in a number of schools.
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