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analogy similarity or correspondence between two otherwise dissimilar things. [5 definitions]
anal-retentive in psychoanalysis, having or showing unusual obstinacy, frugality, or an excessive concern with trivial details that supposedly results from conflict over toilet training in childhood. [2 definitions]
analysand a person who is undergoing psychoanalysis.
analyse a spelling of analyze used in Canada and Britain. See analyze for more information.
analyses plural of analysis.
analysis careful scrutiny of constituent parts in order to thoroughly understand the whole. [4 definitions]
analyst someone trained and licensed in the profession of psychoanalysis. [2 definitions]
analytic of, pertaining to, or resulting from analysis. [2 definitions]
analytical of, pertaining to, or resulting from analysis; analytic. [2 definitions]
analytical chemistry an area of chemistry dealing with determining and identifying the types or quantities of compounds and mixtures, or their proportions, in a specific substance.
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.
anamorphic producing, marked by, or pertaining to intentional distortion of an image.
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]