analytic

If you have an analytic mind, you are good at using logic to figure things out. You don't let emotion sway you. Doctors are trained to think in this way, as are scientists and engineers.

Analytic derives from analysis, which means a thorough and detailed dissection of an object or an idea. Being analytic means that you think things through carefully and thoroughly. It may be more fun to fly by the seat of your pants and make all your decisions based on your gut instinct, but in the end, being analytic is safer.

Primary Meanings of analytic

1.
adj
using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
2.
adj
of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
3.
adj
using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus
4.
adj
expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
Full Definitions of analytic
1

adj using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)

“an analytic experiment”
“an analytic approach”
“a keenly analytic man”
Synonyms:
analytical
Antonyms:
synthetic, synthetical
involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
2

adj of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience

“`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition”
Synonyms:
analytical
a priori
involving deductive reasoning from a general principle to a necessary effect; not supported by fact
deductive
involving inferences from general principles
logical
capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
Antonyms:
synthetic, synthetical
of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
a posteriori
involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principles or from effects to causes
inductive
of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion
logical
capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
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3

adj using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus

analytic statics”
4

adj expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection

Synonyms:
uninflected
isolating
relating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles
Antonyms:
synthetic
systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
agglutinative, polysynthetic
forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning
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