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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.

Definitions of analytic
  1. adjective
    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
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    Antonyms:
    synthetic, synthetical
    involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
  2. adjective
    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
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    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. adjective
    using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and calculus
    analytic statics”
  4. adjective
    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
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    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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