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analysis

Pronunciation: ă-nal′i-sis, -sēz

Definition:

  1. The breaking up of a chemical compound or mixture into simpler elements; a process by which the composition of a substance is determined.
  2. The examination and study of a whole in terms of the parts comprising it.

See: psychoanalysis

[G. a breaking up, fr. ana, up, + lysis, a loosening]

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