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    analytic

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˌænəˈlɪtɪk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌænəˈlɪtɪk//
     
     
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  1. 1= analytical
  2. 2(also isolating) (linguistics) (of languages) using word order rather than word endings to show the functions of words in a sentence compare synthetic, agglutinative
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek analutikos, from analuein ‘unloose’. The term was adopted in the late 16th cent. as a noun denoting the branch of logic dealing with analysis, with specific reference to Aristotle's treatises on logic, the Analytics (Greek analutika).
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