1. using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)

- an analytic experiment

- an analytic approach

- a keenly analytic man

Similar word(s): analytic

2. of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience

- `all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition

Similar word(s): deductive, logical, analytic