analysis

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analysis

noun
anal·​y·​sis | \ ə-ˈna-lə-səs \
plural analyses\ ə-​ˈna-​lə-​ˌsēz \
1a a detailed examination of anything complex in order to understand its nature or to determine its essential features : a thorough study
1b a statement of such an examination
2 separation of a whole into its component parts
3a the identification or separation of ingredients of a substance
3b a statement of the constituents of a mixture
4 mathematics a : proof of a mathematical proposition by assuming the result and deducing a valid statement by a series of reversible steps
4b(1) a branch of mathematics concerned mainly with limits, continuity, and infinite series
4b(2) calculus sense 1b: the mathematical methods comprising differential and integral calculus —often used with the
5 psychoanalysis a patient who is in/undergoing analysis
6a a method in philosophy of resolving complex expressions into simpler or more basic ones
6b clarification of an expression by an elucidation of its use in discourse
7 linguistics : the use of function words instead of inflectional forms as a characteristic device of a language

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After extensive, careful analysis, Bob decided to scrap his own design and purchased a commercial toothbrush.

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