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analyst Syllabification: an·a·lyst
Pronunciation: /ˈanələst/

Definition of analyst in English:


1A person who conducts analysis: rising consumer confidence and falling oil prices are the keys to any upturn, many analysts believe
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  • Proposals have been unveiled which are designed to improve the standard and conduct of analysts.
  • There are many reasons why most journalists, analysts, TV pundits and even the pollsters got it so wrong.
  • A Radicati analyst posted responses to the criticisms under a pseudonym.
1.1 short for psychoanalyst.
Example sentences
  • The tool the analyst needs is her psychoanalytically trained selfhood to access the selfhood of the other.
  • Since the analysand comes to the analyst because of pain, the role of the psychoanalyst in my book is naturally the relief of that pain.
  • The contempt that some analysts show towards other approaches to psychotherapy is inappropriate.
1.2 short for systems analyst.


Mid 17th century: from French analyste, from the verb analyser (see analyze).

Words that rhyme with analyst

annalist, cryptanalyst, panellist (US panelist), psychoanalyst
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