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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
  • Another case of men devoting their lives to studying more and more about less and less—filling volumes and libraries with the subtle linguistic analysis of the grunt.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • 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
  • The qualitative analysis give a quite normal condition, and shows, I should infer, in itself a vigorous state of health.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • analysis = detailed examination
  • Whatever the answer, Liesel didn't attempt any further analysis.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • analysis = attempt to figure something out
  • My imagination was vivid, yet my powers of analysis and application were intense; by the union of these qualities I conceived the idea and executed the creation of a man.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • analysis = examining and thinking about something to better understand it
  • I imagined the Augustus Waters analysis of that comment: If I am playing basketball in heaven, does that imply a physical location of a heaven containing physical basketballs?
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • analysis = detailed examination
  • I have included in my report all of my formulas, as well as mathematical analyses of the data in the appendix.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon — Novel
  • analyses = detailed examinations
    (editor's note:  This is the plural of analysis.)
  • Well, I stand by my pre-Van Houten analysis of the Dutch Tulip Man.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
analysis = understanding based upon examination

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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
  • 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
  • '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
  • 'What do you think those men are here for?' asked the analyst.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Analyst, you'll get us killed!
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Moscow's sending Ogilvie back with a team of financial analysts, and with our own people they'll start the process of dismantling.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum

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