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 for analytical
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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  analytical \analytical\ adj.
     1. of or pertaining to analysis (definition 2).
        [WordNet 1.5]
     2. (Logic) of a proposition; necessarily true independent of
        fact or experience, such as "all spinsters are unmarried".
        Opposite of synthetic. Also See: a priori,
        deductive, logical.
        [WordNet 1.5]
     3. 1 exercising or involving careful analytical evaluations;
        as, analytic reasoning; an analytical discussion.
     Syn: appraising(prenominal), evaluative.
          [WordNet 1.5]
     4. capable of or given to analyzing; -- of people. an
        analytical mind
        [WordNet 1.5]
     Analytical geometry or co["o]rdinate geometry. See under
     Analytic language, a noninflectional language or one not
        characterized by grammatical endings.
     Analytical table (Nat. Hist.), a table in which the
        characteristics of the species or other groups are
        arranged so as to facilitate the determination of their
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 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"; "analytical
             reasoning"; "an analytical mind" [syn: analytic,
             analytical] [ant: synthetic, synthetical]
      2: 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 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "analytical":
     a fortiori, a posteriori, a priori, algebraic, analytic,
     categorical, classificatory, conditional, deductive, 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, maieutic,
     mathematical, numeric, ratiocinative, ratiocinatory, rational,
     reasoning, schematic, segmental, soritical, subtle, syllogistic,
     synthetic, tentative, testing, trying, zetetic

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