analyses analyses  /ə ˈnæ lə ˌsiz/


  1. (n) an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
  2. (n) the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
  3. (n) a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
  4. (n) the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'
  5. (n) a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
  6. (n) a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud

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  1. It complied, subjecting her to urine analyses throughout the summer of 2007.
  2. Through-out the course of this investigation, Hughes Space and Communications provided detailed explanations of its TLM analyses and identified probable errors in Chinese analyses.
  3. She's participating in a pilot program, Project Believe, in which athletes undergo extensive blood and urine analyses that go beyond the World Anti-Doping Agency's guidelines.


  1. I was wrong on Syria

    Like most journalists, I like to point back to predictions which proved true and analyses which proved prescient.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

  2. Reports Critical of Farm Bill Proposals

    A pair of analyses done by the conservative Washington think tank the Heritage Foundation and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on behalf of the Environmental Working Group, pointed out expected higher costs for various programs proposed in the farm bill proposals in the House and Senate.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: DTN / The Progressive Farmer

  3. Wyle to Provide Engineering Analyses For U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has been awarded a contract worth $4.6 million to provide engineering analyses for the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology's Department of Systems ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "This investigation represents one of the most thorough analyses of complex information ever undertaken by the Commission in a merger procedure," Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes said in a statement. "It clearly shows that the merger...
    on Oct 3, 2007 By: Neelie Kroes Source:

  2. "If we are consistent and steady in applying international pressure," Obama told ABC, Iran will over time "start making a different set of cost-benefit analyses about whether pursuing nuclear weapons makes sense for them."
    on Apr 9, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: BusinessWeek

  3. "My sense is that the vast majority of legal academics with a view of the matter disagree with substantial portions of Professor Yoo's analyses, including a great many of his colleagues at Berkeley," Edley wrote.
    on Apr 11, 2008 By: Christopher Edley Source: Washington Post

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