# Definitions for

Overview of noun analysis

The noun analysis has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)

1. (45) analysis

(an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole)

2. (5) analysis, analytic thinking

(the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations)

3. (2) analysis

(a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed)

4. analysis

(the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father')

5. analysis

(a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation)

6. psychoanalysis, analysis, depth psychology

(a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis")