From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishanalysisa‧nal‧y‧sis /əˈnælɪsɪs/ ●●○ S3 W3 AWL noun (plural analyses /-siːz/) 1 [countable, uncountable] a) EXAMINEa careful examination of something in order to understand it betteranalysis of a detailed analysis of the week’s news Further analysis of the data is needed.do/carry out/conduct an analysis They were doing some type of statistical analysis. b) the way in which someone describes a situation or problem, and says what causes it to happenanalysis of Do you agree with Marx’s analysis of the failure of free-market capitalism?2 [countable, uncountable]EXAMINEa careful examination of a substance to see what it is made ofanalysis of analysis of genetic materialfor analysis Blood samples were sent for analysis. You’ll get the results when the analysis is complete.3 [uncountable]MP a process in which a doctor makes someone talk about their past experiences, relationships etc in order to help them with mental or emotional problems SYN psychoanalysis, → therapy She’s been in analysis for three years.4 → in the final/last analysisCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + analysisa detailed/in-depth analysisa detailed analysis of the firm’s earningsan in-depth analysis (=detailed analysis)an in-depth analysis of global warminga careful/close analysisStudents learn to make a close analysis of the texts.a brief analysisLet’s start with a brief analysis of the situation.statistical analysis (=using statistics)Their research was based on statistical analysis.a critical analysis (=that makes judgements about how good or bad something is)Write a critical analysis of the following poem.economic/political/scientific etc analysisHis book provided a scientific analysis of human behaviour.data analysisthe use of databases for data analysisverbsbe based on an analysis of somethingThis work has been based entirely on an analysis of large mammals.do/carry out/perform/conduct an analysisNo similar analysis has been done in this country.provide/produce an analysisThe report provided an analysis of the problems we need to address.an analysis shows somethingDNA analysis shows that the blood and the saliva come from the same person.an analysis suggests/indicates somethingOur analysis suggests that these problems are widespread.
Examples from the Corpusanalysis• A more accurate analysis of ulcer recurrence can be derived using lifetable analysis.• An analysis of data from Australia shows that skin cancer is on the increase.• Bringing these out in the open and subjecting them to scrutiny and analysis will yield fruitful results.• The article provides a detailed analysis of various research designs.• Just sitting down together as a family to draft an agreement can encourage analysis and co-operation.• In the final analysis, it is the better organized party that will probably win.• In 1984 primiparous women over 35 were too few for analysis.• This type of analysis is helpful to agency creative people, but has practical limitations.• Our analysis shows that proposed cost for the new highway is unrealistic.• Phonological analysis also interacts with syntactic and semantic analysis.• In terms of the analysis of the previous section, the imperfect industry shares become free to vary.• Such an inquiry could have produced serious questions and a thorough analysis regarding the precepts of Centralism that underlay the entire scheme.statistical analysis• In fact this seems to be the critical variable, and statistical analysis of sign measures proves significant.• The research is conducted by statistical analysis of secondary data on client companies and on market prices.• The democratic principle is one person one vote, as is the principle of statistical analysis.• As far as we know, no other statistical analysis simulation software has even pro-posed doing this.• Simple statistical analysis of the spreadsheets resulted in totals and percentages of responses to each question for each practice.• This paperback original is the first publication, with Blackwell Scientific doing a more technical statistical analysis at the same time.• Comparing many countries is susceptible to statistical analysis, which helps eliminate possible sources of selection bias and spuriousness.• Fortunately, our customer was running the same problem on a traditional statistical analysis program.From Longman Business Dictionaryanalysisa‧nal‧y‧sis /əˈnælɪsɪs/ noun (plural analyses /-siːz/) [countable, uncountable]1a careful examination of something in order to understand it betterThe researchers carried out a detailed analysis of recent trends in share prices.different methods of statistical analysis2someone’s opinion about a situation, after examining it and thinking about it carefullyMany other economists agree with his analysis.What’s your analysis of the situation? → see also certificate of analysisOrigin analysis (1500-1600) Modern Latin Greek, from analyein “to break up”