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Definition 1: an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole - [noun denoting act]

(analysis is a kind of ...) the work of inquiring into something thoroughly and systematically

(... is a kind of analysis ) a detailed analysis

"he studied the anatomy of crimes"

(... is a kind of analysis ) a detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view

(... is a kind of analysis ) the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements

(... is a kind of analysis ) breaking down the costs of some operation and reporting on each factor separately

(... is a kind of analysis ) detailed critical analysis or examination one part at a time (as of a literary work)

(... is a kind of analysis ) (stock exchange) the use of fundamentals as an investment strategy

(... is a kind of analysis ) (stock exchange) analysis of past price changes in the hope of forecasting future price changes

Definition 2: a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud - [noun denoting act]

Samples where analysis or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his physician recommended psychoanalysis

Synonyms for analysis in the sense of this definition

(analysis is a kind of ...) the treatment of mental or emotional problems by psychological means

(... is a kind of analysis ) the use of hypnosis in conjunction with psychoanalysis

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) relationship marked by strong dependence on others; especially a libidinal attachment to e.g. a parental figure

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the process during which personality and sexual behavior mature through a series of stages: first oral stage and then anal stage and then phallic stage and then latency stage and finally genital stage

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object

"Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) an unconscious urge to die

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) anxiety resulting from real or imagined threats to your sexual functions; originally applied only to men but can in principle apply to women

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the second sexual and social stage of a child's development during which bowel control is learned

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the fifth sexual and social stage in a person's development occurring during adolescence; interest focuses on sexual activity

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the fourth period (from about age 5 or 6 until puberty) during which sexual interests are supposed to be sublimated into other activities

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the third stage in a child's development when awareness of and manipulation of the genitals is supposed to be a primary source of pleasure

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) a stage in psychosexual development when the child's interest is concentrated in the mouth; fixation at this stage is said to result in dependence, selfishness, and aggression

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a female's presumed envy of the male's penis; said to explain femininity

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a Freudian term for sexual urge or desire

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized by meticulous neatness and suspicion and reserve; said to be formed in early childhood by fixation during the anal stage of development (usually as a consequence of toilet training)

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the mature personality which is not dominated by infantile pleasure drives

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) a personality characterized either by generous optimism or aggressive and ambitious selfishness; formed in early childhood by fixation during the oral stage of development

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the conscious mind

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) that part of the unconscious mind that acts as a conscience

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) primitive instincts and energies underlying all psychic activity

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the internalization of the parent figures and their values; leads to the formation of the superego

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the id; the principle that an infant seeks gratification and fails to distinguish fantasy from reality

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the governing principle of the ego; the principle that as a child grows it becomes aware of the real environment and the need to accommodate to it

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the part of the ego that contains an ideal of personal excellence toward which a person strives

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) an unconscious process whereby two ideas or images combine into a single symbol; especially in dreams

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) the process whereby emotions are passed on or displaced from one person to another; during psychoanalysis the displacement of feelings toward others (usually the parents) is onto the analyst

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) (psychoanalysis) hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream

(analysis is the domain which ... is member of) of or relating to cathexis

Definition 3: the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for analysis in the sense of this definition

(analysis is a kind of ...) thinking that is coherent and logical

(... is a kind of analysis ) an analysis into mutually exclusive categories

(... is a kind of analysis ) an analysis of the cost effectiveness of different alternatives in order to see whether the benefits outweigh the costs

(... is a kind of analysis ) a minute and critical analysis

(... is a kind of analysis ) analysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives

(... is a kind of analysis ) the analysis of complex things into simpler constituents

(... is a kind of analysis ) analysis of all aspects of a project along with ways to collect information about the operation of its parts

(... is a kind of analysis ) analysis of changes over time

Definition 4: a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation - [noun denoting cognition]

(analysis is a kind of ...) the branch of mathematics that is concerned with limits and with the differentiation and integration of functions

(... is a kind of analysis ) analysis of a periodic function into a sum of simple sinusoidal components

(analysis belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 5: a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed - [noun denoting communication]

(analysis is a kind of ...) a written evaluation of a work of literature

Definition 6: the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father' - [noun denoting communication]

(analysis is a kind of ...) a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period

"all the reporters were expected to adopt the style of the newspaper"

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