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1  —as in:
analysis of relevant data
Definition the process or result of examining and thinking about something to better understand it
  • According to my analysis, we should focus on improving customer service.
analysis = detailed examination
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The police are waiting for an analysis of the DNA.
  • analysis = detailed examination
  • i have included in my report all of my formulae, as well as mathematical analysis in the appendix.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • analysis = detailed examination
  • Westerberg's latter conjecture, as it turned out, was a fairly astute analysis of the relationship between Chris and Walt McCandless.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • analysis = understanding based upon examination
  • As soon as he completed his thesis, "An Analysis of Conical Helices", he transferred to Hughes's big California operation, where the real action was, eager to make his mark in the race for space.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • analysis = examination
  • Conclusive spectrographic analysis has yet to be completed, but preliminary testing by Clausen and one of his graduate students, Edward Treadwell, indicates that the seeds definitely contains traces of an alkaloid.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • analysis = examination
  • I was standing in the waiting room, reading the endless analyses of what had happened, surrounded by reporters.
    Matthew Mather  --  Cyberstorm
  • But as they had gone conscientiously through each of these analyses before, the conversation staggered.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • But we do know that there is an anomaly on Hyperion which they have not been able to factor into their predictive analyses.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • It was hoped that these analyses would tell, in a rough way, how foreign the Andromeda organism was to earth life forms.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain

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2  —as in:
psychiatrist suggested analysis
Definition psychiatric treatment — (using any of many theories of the human mind that use talk therapy to understand the unconscious mind)
  • I visited the psychiatrist who recommended I undergo analysis.
analysis = psychiatric treatment
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • My analyst has an interesting interpretation of the dream.
  • analyst = psychiatrist
  • Jung's theory of psychoanalysis emphasized the Collective Unconscious.
  • psychoanalysis = psychiatric treatment; or a theory of psychiatric treatment
  • Freud's theory of analysis emphasized dreams and sexual repression.
  • analysis = psychiatric treatment
  • Although there may be some truth in both hypotheses, this sort of posthumous off-the-rack psychoanalysis is a dubious, highly speculative enterprise that inevitably demeans and trivializes the absent analysand.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • psychoanalysis = applied psychiatric theory
  • 'I believe this is something you lost,' said the analyst, angling his crutches and settling down in the chair with difficulty.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Jason bent over the analyst, who was moving both arms, his right hand stretched out, trying desperately to reach something.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Analyst, you'll get us killed!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • 'What do you think those men are here for?' asked the analyst.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • The terrible disasters at the Ealing and South Kensington laboratories have disinclined analysts for further investigations upon the latter.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds

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