toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

analysis
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

2 meanings, 31 uses
(click/touch triangles for details)
1  —2 uses as in:
analysis of relevant data
Definition
the process or result of examining and thinking about something to better understand it
  • It's all just parts and relationships and analyses and syntheses and figuring things out and it isn't really here.
    Part 1 (59% in)
  • I've been going into all this business of analyses and definitions and hierarchies not for their own sake but to lay the groundwork for an understanding of the direction in which Phaedrus went.
    Part 1 (89% in)

There are no more uses of "analysis" flagged with this meaning in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®
2  —2 uses 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)
  • Sometimes the best analysts, working with the most obvious lines of cleavage, can tap and get nothing but a pile of trash.
    Part 3 (23% in)
  • What every intellectual analyst looks for.
    Part 3 (23% in)

There are no more uses of "analysis" flagged with this meaning in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary / more samples — Oxford® USDictionary list — Onelook.com®Wikipedia® Article
?  —27 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • The hippies had in mind something that they wanted, and were calling it "freedom," but in the final analysis "freedom" is a purely negative goal.
    Afterward (32% in)
  • And to give a fuller description of what this is I want now to turn his analytic approach back upon itself...to analyze analysis itself.
    Part 1 (79% in)
  • So listen: A motorcycle may be divided for purposes of classical rational analysis by means of its component assemblies and by means of its functions.
    Part 1 (79% in)
  • It would badly need a "where" analysis in the form of an illustration, and also a "why" analysis in the form of engineering principles that led to this particular conformation of parts.
    Part 1 (80% in)
  • It would badly need a "where" analysis in the form of an illustration, and also a "why" analysis in the form of engineering principles that led to this particular conformation of parts.
    Part 1 (80% in)
  • It's to provide a starting point, an example of a mode of understanding of things which will itself become an object of analysis.
    Part 1 (81% in)
  • To reject that part of the Buddha that attends to the analysis of motorcycles is to miss the Buddha entirely.
    Part 1 (87% in)
  • He avoided splitting the University into fields or departments and dealing with the results of that analysis.
    Part 2 (62% in)
  • There was a continuing split in the department along these lines which in part gave rise to, or at least accelerated the growth of, Phaedrus' wild set of ideas which no one else had ever heard of, and Jack was supportive of Phaedrus because, although he wasn't sure he knew what Phaedrus was talking about, he saw it was something a fiction writer could work with better than linguistic analysis.
    Part 2 (76% in)
  • They saw an intellectual delivering a message that had all the trappings of a rational analysis of a teaching situation.
    Part 3 (19% in)
  • He wasn't furthering rational analysis.
    Part 3 (19% in)
  • The subject for analysis, the patient on the table, was no longer Quality, but analysis itself.
    Part 3 (23% in)
  • The subject for analysis, the patient on the table, was no longer Quality, but analysis itself.
    Part 3 (23% in)
  • Analysis, however, seemed to have something wrong with it that prevented it from seeing the obvious.
    Part 3 (23% in)
  • Data, classifications, hierarchies, cause-and-effect and analysis were discussed, and somewhere along there was some talk about a handful of sand, the world of which we're conscious, taken from the endless landscape of awareness around us.
    Part 3 (26% in)
  • I don't think much more in the way of analysis need be made there.
    Part 3 (50% in)
  • There was one University, the University of Chicago, where there existed an interdisciplinary program in "Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods."
    Part 4 (7% in)
  • But if this wereso, why was the committee given such a general, nontechnical title as "Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods"?
    Part 4 (12% in)
  • I said the assistant chairman for the Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods was shocked.
    Part 4 (15% in)
  • The Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods was a vestige of that attempt.
    Part 4 (15% in)
  • He then sat down and penned, to the Chairman of the Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Methods at the University of Chicago, a letter which can only be described as a provocation to dismissal, in which the writer refuses to skulk quietly out the back door but instead creates a scene of such proportions the opposition is forced to throw him out the front door, thus giving weight to the provocation it didn't formerly have.
    Part 4 (18% in)
  • Obviously the Chairman of the Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods had influenced the decision.
    Part 4 (21% in)
  • Phaedrus borrowed some stationery from the neighbors and wrote back to the Chairman that since he had already been admitted to the Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods he would have to remain there.
    Part 4 (21% in)
  • The reason why, if he were not more than two thousand years dead, he would have gladly rubbed him out is that he saw him as a prototype for the many millions of self-satisfied and truly ignorant teachers throughout history who have smugly and callously killed the creative spirit of their students with this dumb ritual of analysis, this blind, rote, eternal naming of things.
    Part 4 (39% in)
  • The course in the Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods was not concerned with Plato's notion of the Good, however; it was concerned with Plato's notion of rhetoric.
    Part 4 (47% in)
  • Smiling benignly in the doorway, stands none other than the Chairman for the Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods at the University of Chicago.
    Part 4 (69% in)
  • The Chairman of the Committee on Analysis of Ideas and Study of Methods has just been shot down in his own classroom.
    Part 4 (75% in)

There are no more uses of "analysis" in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®