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

(psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which you flee from reality by assuming a more infantile state

an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely

returning to a former state

the relation between selected values of x and observed values of y (from which the most probable value of y can be predicted for any value of x)

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