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an·a·lyt·ic / ˌanlˈitik/ • adj. another term for analytical. ∎  Logic true by virtue of the meaning of the words or concepts used to express it, so that its denial would be a self-contradiction. Compare with synthetic. ∎  Linguistics (of a language) tending not to alter the form of its words and to use word order rather than inflection or agglutination to express grammatical structure. Often contrasted with synthetic.

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ANALYTIC

ANALYTIC, also isolating. A term in linguistics for a language in which each basic grammatical unit (MORPHEME) tends to form a separate word, as in Vietnamese: tôi sé làm cho ông (I future do benefit man, ‘I'll do it for you’). English is a mildly analytic language, seen mainly in vocabulary from sources other than Latin and Greek: Pick it up and put it in the bag; The dog can sleep on the floor. See LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY.

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