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analysis US English

Detailed examination of the elements or structure of something, typically as a basis for discussion or interpretation

analysis US Thesaurus

an interesting analysis of England's tax laws

gas analysis US English

The process of determining the presence or proportion of different gases in a mixture; gasometry.

meta-analysis US English

Philosophy. Analysis of the grounds and assumptions on which a theory, explanation, or account is based; an instance of this.

risk analysis US English

The systematic investigation and forecasting of risks in business and commerce.

self-analysis US English

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

SWOT analysis US English

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

class analysis US English

Analysis of politics, society, etc., using social class as the central means of understanding and explanation, especially with reference to Marxist or Weberian theory; an instance of this.

factor analysis US 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

group analysis US English

Psychol. psychological analysis which takes into account the groups (social, professional, etc.) to which a person belongs.

market analysis US English

The activity of gathering information about conditions that affect a marketplace

needs analysis US English

(Chiefly in educational or management theory) the systematic analysis of the particular needs of an individual or institution.

panel analysis US English

Analysis of attitude changes by means of panel studies.

pollen analysis US English

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

probit analysis US English

The technique of using probits in statistical analysis.

retro-analysis US English

The action or fact of analysing data retrospectively.

system analysis US English

An analysis of a system; (in later use) = systems analysis.

value analysis US 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

analysis paralysis US English

Inability to respond effectively to a situation due to an over-analytical approach or to an excess of available information.

discourse analysis US English

A method of analysing the structure of texts or utterances longer than one sentence, taking into account both their linguistic content and their sociolinguistic context; analysis performed using this method.

factorial analysis US English

Statistics = factor analysis.

Fourier analysis US English

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

network analysis US English

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

numerical analysis US English

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

prosodic analysis US English

Analysis of a language based on its patterns of stress and intonation in various contexts

roll-call analysis US English

Analysis of voting patterns in one or more roll-call votes.

sentiment analysis US 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 US English

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

activation analysis US 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 US English

The analysis of the meaning of an expression into discrete semantic components

dimensional analysis US 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 US English

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

handwriting analysis US English

The study and analysis of handwriting, especially as a means of inferring a person’s character or abilities; an instance of this.

linguistic analysis US English

The analysis of language or its structure; (Philosophy) analysis that takes language itself, rather than its subject matter, as the primary focus of study; an instance of this.

periodogram analysis US English

The analysis of data by means of a periodogram.

philosophical analysis US English

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

qualitative analysis US English

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

quantitative analysis US English

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

rhetorical analysis US English

Analysis of the use of rhetorical figures and patterns in a composition; an example of this.

transactional analysis US English

A system of popular psychology based on the idea that one’s behavior 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

radioactivation analysis US English

Chemical analysis in which a sample is made radioactive by exposure to radiation and its components are then identified, and their concentrations measured, by radiochemical method; also called activation analysis.

risk–benefit analysis US English

The systematic investigation and evaluation of the risks and benefits involved in a commercial or scientific procedure or undertaking.

voice stress analysis US English

Analysis of the degree of stress in a person's voice (especially as represented by a particular laryngeal component), used as a means of judging the truthfulness of what he or she is saying.

in the final analysis US English

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

critical path analysis US English

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

neutron activation analysis US English

A method of chemical analysis in which a sample is irradiated with neutrons and its radioactive components are then identified and measured using various spectrometric and radiochemical techniques.

principal component analysis US 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 US English

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

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