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analytic geometry a branch of geometry that uses algebraic equations to determine distance or the like by using variables defined by coordinates; Cartesian geometry.
analytic philosophy a type of philosophy that uses common language and everyday experiences to analyze concepts.
analytic psychology a variation of psychoanalysis developed by Carl Jung.
analytics (used with a sing. verb) the branch of logic that deals with the process of analyzing.
analyze to separate into parts for close scrutiny; examine.
anapest a measure of poetic meter consisting of two short or unstressed syllables followed by one long or stressed syllable.
anaphora the repeating of a word or phrase at the beginnings of several successive sentences, paragraphs, or the like.
anaphrodisiac causing or capable of causing a decrease in sexual desire. [2 definitions]
anaphylaxis extreme allergic reaction to a substance, typically a foreign protein or drug, following a previous exposure to the same substance.
anarchic characterized by or tending toward anarchy. [2 definitions]
anarchism a theory that advocates the abolition of all forms of government as a necessary step towards achieving political and social liberty. [2 definitions]
anarchist a person who believes in, desires, or tries to obtain a society or state without a government. [2 definitions]
anarchy absence of government or law within a state or society. [3 definitions]
anastigmatic free from astigmatism; esp. of compound lenses, being such that each part of the lens corrects the astigmatism in the other part.
anastomose to connect, either by natural branching growth or by surgery (parts of a blood vessel, nerve, or any branching system).
anastomosis an interconnection between branches or tributaries, as in a river or blood vessels. [2 definitions]
anastrophe reversal of the normal sentence structure or word order, as in the sentence "To the battlefield rode they".
anathema something or someone despised or cursed. [3 definitions]
anathematize to utter strong or vehement curses against (someone or something). [4 definitions]
anatomical of or pertaining to the structure of a plant or animal. [2 definitions]
anatomical peculiarity a physical trait or characteristic of one's body that is considered unusual or abnormal.