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

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

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

the second moment around the mean; the expected value of the square of the deviations of a random variable from its mean value

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

an official dispensation to act contrary to a rule or regulation (typically a building regulation)

a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud

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

a difference between conflicting facts or claims or opinions

discord that splits a group