analyst

Analyst means someone who looks over data and comes to a conclusion regarding its meaning, as in “My stock analyst had looked at all of the market data and said that the future was bright for my investments.”

There are many different types of analysts. Stock analysts predict whether the stock market will rise or fall. Systems analysts look at how computers can be integrated into a business to make it run more efficiently. Analyst is also the shortened form of psychoanalyst––someone who helps make sense of your emotional life.

Primary Meanings of analyst

1.
n
someone who is skilled at analyzing data
2.
n
a licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis
Full Definitions of analyst
1

n someone who is skilled at analyzing data

Types:
assayer
an analyst who assays (performs chemical tests on) metals
intelligence analyst
a government analyst of information about an enemy or potential enemy
systems analyst
a person skilled at systems analysis
Type of:
expert
a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

n an expert who studies financial data (on credit or securities or sales or financial patterns etc.) and recommends appropriate business actions

Types:
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credit analyst
an analyst who studies the financial statements and financial history of applicants for credit in order to evaluate their creditworthiness
financial analyst, securities analyst
an analyst who studies the financial performance of corporations
industry analyst
an analyst of conditions affecting a particular industry
market analyst
an analyst of conditions affecting a market (especially the stock market)
oil-industry analyst
an analyst of the oil industry
chartist, technical analyst
a stock market analyst who tries to predict market trends from graphs of recent prices of securities
Type of:
expert
a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
2

n a licensed practitioner of psychoanalysis

Synonyms:
psychoanalyst
Examples:
Sigmund Freud
Austrian neurologist who originated psychoanalysis (1856-1939)
Melanie Klein
United States psychoanalyst (born in Austria) who was the first to specialize in the psychoanalysis of small children (1882-1960)
Wilhelm Reich
Austrian born psychoanalyst who lived in the United States; advocated sexual freedom and believed that cosmic energy could be concentrated in a human being (1897-1957)
Type of:
head-shrinker, psychiatrist, shrink
a physician who specializes in psychiatry

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