Meaning of analysis

Definition of analysis

(noun) an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'
a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"

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