Definition of Analytic thinking
1. Noun. The abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations.
Generic synonyms: Abstract Thought, Logical Thinking, Reasoning
Specialized synonyms: Breakdown, Partitioning, Cost-benefit Analysis, Dissection, Elimination, Reasoning By Elimination, Reductionism, Systems Analysis, Trend Analysis
Derivative terms: Analytic, Analytical, Analyze
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Literary usage of Analytic thinking
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1. College Study & College Life by Bernard Capen Ewer (1917)
"Supplementary Thinking Study we have seen to consist of purposive thinking and analytic thinking. It also consists of supplementary thinking,—the ..."
2. The History of the English Paragraph by Edwin Herbert Lewis (1894)
"analytic thinking proceeds step by step, with full consciousness of the relation between parts; a style that incarnates such thinking may be called analytic ..."
3. The Backward Child: A Study of the Psychology and Treatment of Backwardness by Barbara Spofford Morgan (1914)
"... will impress a thousand synthetic processes of thought upon us all, while talk, general information, and so on give us the results of analytic thinking. ..."
4. The Human Mind: A Treatise in Mental Philosophy by Edward John Hamilton (1883)
"The difference is that, in analytic thinking, we also regard each element successively with a special exercise of attention, while in synthetic thought we ..."
5. The Creative City by Charles Landry, Franco Bianchini (1995)
"... traditions which have shaped urban policies have been profoundly rooted in a belief in the virtues of instrumental, rational and analytic thinking. ..."
6. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"... why sensation should thus help it is obscure, yet the Uct ii plain. But analytic thinking is victorious in morals, where the t ел of formal self-con ..."