V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. examining things very closely and thoroughly; 2. skilled in analysis; 3. reasoning from parts or relationships

Synonyms: analytic, systematic, logical, rational, thorough, perceptive, inquisitive

Antonyms: constructive, inventive

Tips: Analytic is a variant of analytical and can be used in the same way. Both words are derived from the Greek analusis, a breaking up into elements." Think of the process of breaking things into elements in order to study and analyze them.

Usage Examples:

She used analytical reasoning to solve the complicated math problem, even though she had never encountered such an equation before. (systematic, logical)

The reason the programmers are so good at their complex, detailed work is because they have very analytical minds. (logical, rational)

We need someone who is very detail-oriented and analytical in their thinking to help plan this complex project. (systematic, thorough)

In order to succeed in ones education, it is important to have an analytical mind. (inquisitive, perceptive)

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