I. adjective 1. another term for analytical. 2.
[Logic] true by virtue of the meaning of the words or concepts used to express it, so that its denial would be a self-contradiction.Compare with synthetic.
[Linguistics] (of a language, e.g. Chinese and English) tending not to alter the form of its words but to use word order to express grammatical structure.Contrasted with synthetic and agglutinative.
– origin early 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek analutikos, from analuein ‘unloose’.