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analysis British & World English

Detailed examination of the elements or structure of something

analysis English Thesaurus

analysis of the pottery fragments confirmed their Mediterranean origin

self-analysis British & World English

The analysis of oneself, in particular one’s motives and character

SWOT analysis British & World English

A study undertaken by an organization to identify its internal strengths and weaknesses, as well as its external opportunities and threats

factor analysis British & World English

A process in which the values of observed data are expressed as functions of a number of possible causes in order to find which are the most important

pollen analysis British & World English

The analysis of samples of pollen to determine the species present; palynology

value analysis British & World English

The systematic and critical assessment by an organization of every feature of a product to ensure that its cost is no greater than is necessary to carry out its functions

Fourier analysis British & World English

The analysis of a complex waveform expressed as a series of sinusoidal functions, the frequencies of which form a harmonic series

network analysis British & World English

The mathematical analysis of complex working procedures in terms of a network of related activities

numerical analysis British & World English

The branch of mathematics that deals with the development and use of numerical methods for solving problems

prosodic analysis British & World English

Analysis of a language based on its patterns of stress and intonation in different contexts. In systemic grammar, prosodic analysis is regarded as an essential foundation for the analysis of syntax and meaning

sentiment analysis British & World English

The process of computationally identifying and categorizing opinions expressed in a piece of text, especially in order to determine whether the writer’s attitude towards a particular topic, product, etc. is positive, negative, or neutral

technical analysis British & World English

Financial analysis that uses patterns in market data to identify trends and make predictions

activation analysis British & World English

A technique of analysis in which atoms of a particular element in a sample are made radioactive, typically by irradiation with neutrons, and their concentration is then determined radiologically

componential analysis British & World English

The analysis of the meaning of a word or other linguistic unit into discrete semantic components

dimensional analysis British & World English

Analysis using the fact that physical quantities added to or equated with each other must be expressed in terms of the same fundamental quantities (such as mass, length, or time) for inferences to be made about the relations between them

discriminant analysis British & World English

Statistical analysis using a discriminant function to assign data to one of two or more groups

philosophical analysis British & World English

The branch of philosophy that deals with the clarification of existing concepts and knowledge

qualitative analysis British & World English

Identification of the constituents, e.g. elements or functional groups, present in a substance

quantitative analysis British & World English

Analysis of a situation or event, especially a financial market, by means of complex mathematical and statistical modelling

transactional analysis British & World English

A system of popular psychology based on the idea that one’s behaviour and social relationships reflect an interchange between parental (critical and nurturing), adult (rational), and childlike (intuitive and dependent) aspects of personality established early in life

in the final analysis British & World English

When everything has been considered (used to suggest that a statement expresses the basic truth about a complex situation)

critical path analysis British & World English

The mathematical network analysis technique of planning complex working procedures with reference to the critical path of each alternative system

principal component analysis British & World English

A method of analysis which involves finding the linear combination of a set of variables that has maximum variance and removing its effect, repeating this successively

microanalysis British & World English

The quantitative analysis of chemical compounds using a sample of a few milligrams


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