analytic thinking

Definitions of analytic thinking
  1. noun
    the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
    synonyms: analysis
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    Antonyms:
    synthesis, synthetic thinking
    the combination of ideas into a complex whole
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    breakdown, partitioning
    an analysis into mutually exclusive categories
    cost-benefit analysis
    an analysis of the cost effectiveness of different alternatives in order to see whether the benefits outweigh the costs
    dissection
    a minute and critical analysis
    elimination, reasoning by elimination
    analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives
    reductionism
    the analysis of complex things into simpler constituents
    systems analysis
    analysis of all aspects of a project along with ways to collect information about the operation of its parts
    trend analysis
    analysis of changes over time
    resolution, resolving
    analysis into clear-cut components
    type of:
    abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning
    thinking that is coherent and logical
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