analysis

  

Definitions (2)

1.A systematic examination and evaluation of data or information, by breaking it into its component parts to uncover their interrelationships. Opposite of synthesis.
2.An examination of data and facts to uncover and understand cause-effect relationships, thus providing basis for problem solving and decision making.

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  • The professor always told us to make sure we did a thorough analysis of our work before we decided to turn it in.

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  • He performed an analysis on the job, because he wanted to know how every party functioned so he could change it in the future.

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  • The researcher often performed data analysis tasks for the full professors who were too busy to analyze their own data.

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