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 for analytic
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Analytic \An`a*lyt"ic\, Analytical \An`a*lyt"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?:
     cf. F. analytique. See Analysis.]
     Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or
     constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; -- opposed
     to synthetic.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: using or subjected to a methodology using algebra and
             calculus; "analytic statics"
      2: 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"; "analytical reasoning";
         "an analytical mind" [syn: analytic, analytical] [ant:
         synthetic, synthetical]
      3: expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words
         rather than inflection [syn: analytic, uninflected] [ant:
      4: of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact
         or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic
         proposition" [syn: analytic, analytical] [ant:
         synthetic, synthetical]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  58 Moby Thesaurus words for "analytic":
     a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, acute, algebraic, analytical,
     categorical, classificatory, conditional, deductive, deep,
     dialectic, discursive, enthymematic, enumerative, epagogic,
     examinational, examinatorial, examining, explorational,
     explorative, exploratory, fact-finding, feeling, geometric,
     groping, heuristic, hypothetical, indagative, inductive,
     inferential, inspectional, inspectorial, investigational,
     investigative, investigatory, keen, maieutic, mathematical,
     numeric, penetrating, piercing, profound, ratiocinative,
     ratiocinatory, rational, reasoning, schematic, segmental, sharp,
     soritical, subtle, syllogistic, synthetic, tentative, testing,
     trying, zetetic

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