Analectic An`a·lec"tic (ăn`ȧ*lĕk"tĭk) adjective Relating to analects; made up of selections; as, an analectic magazine.
Analects An"a·lects (ăn"ȧ*lĕkts), An`a*lec"ta (ăn`ȧ*lĕk"tȧ) noun plural [ Greek 'ana`lekta from 'anale`gein to collect; 'ana` + le`gein to gather.] A collection of literary fragments.
Analemma An`a·lem"ma (-lĕm"mȧ) noun [ Latin analemma a sun dial on a pedestal, showing the latitude and meridian of a place, Greek 'ana`lhmma a support, or thing supported, a sun dial, from 'analamba`nein to take up; 'ana` + lamba`nein to take.] 1. (Chemistry) An orthographic projection of the sphere on the plane of the meridian, the eye being supposed at an infinite distance, and in the east or west point of the horizon. 2. An instrument of wood or brass, on which this projection of the sphere is made, having a movable horizon or cursor; -- formerly much used in solving some common astronomical problems. 3. A scale of the sun's declination for each day of the year, drawn across the torrid zone on an artificial terrestrial globe.
Analepsis An`a·lep"sis (ăn`ȧ*lĕp"sĭs), An"a*lep"sy (ăn"ȧ*lĕp`sȳ), [ Greek ... a taking up, or again, recovery, from .... See Analemma .] (Medicine) (a) Recovery of strength after sickness. (b) A species of epileptic attack, originating from gastric disorder.
Analeptic An`a·lep"tic adjective [ Greek ... restorative: confer French analeptique . See Analepsis .] (Medicine) Restorative; giving strength after disease. -- noun A restorative.
Analgen, Analgene An·al"gen, An·al"gene noun [ Greek ... painless.] A crystalline compound used as an antipyretic and analgesic, employed chiefly in rheumatism and neuralgia. It is a complex derivative of quinoline.
Analgesia An`al·ge"si·a noun [ New Latin , from Greek 'analghsi`a ; 'an priv. + 'a`lghsis sense of pain.] (Medicine) Absence of sensibility to pain. Quain.
Anallagmatic An`al·lag·mat"ic adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + ... a change.] (Math.) Not changed in form by inversion. Anallagmatic curves , a class of curves of the fourth degree which have certain peculiar relations to circles; -- sometimes called bicircular quartics . -- Anallagmatic surfaces , a certain class of surfaces of the fourth degree.
Anallantoic An`al·lan·to"ic adjective (Anat.) Without, or not developing, an allantois.
Anallantoidea An`al·lan·toid"e·a noun plural [ Greek 'an priv. + English allantoidea .] (Zoology) The division of Vertebrata in which no allantois is developed. It includes amphibians, fishes, and lower forms.
Analogal A·nal"o·gal adjective Analogous. [ Obsolete] Donne.
Analogic An`a·log"ic adjective [ See Analogous .] Of or belonging to analogy. Geo. Eliot.
Analogical An`a·log"ic·al adjective 1. Founded on, or of the nature of, analogy; expressing or implying analogy.
When a country which has sent out colonies is termed the mother country, the expression is analogical . 2. Having analogy; analogous. Sir M. Hale.
J. S. Mill.
Analogically An`a·log"ic·al·ly adverb In an analogical sense; in accordance with analogy; by way of similitude.
A prince is analogically styled a pilot, being to the state as a pilot is to the vessel.
Analogicalness An`a·log"ic·al·ness noun Quality of being analogical.
Analogism A·nal"o·gism noun [ Greek ... course of reasoning, from ... to think over, to calculate] 1. Logic an argument from the cause to the effect; an a priori argument. Johnson. 2. Investigation of things by the analogy they bear to each other. Crabb.
Analogist A·nal"o·gist noun One who reasons from analogy, or represent, by analogy. Cheyne.
Analogize A·nal"o·gize intransitive verb To employ, or reason by, analogy.
Analogon A·nal"o·gon noun [ Greek ....] Analogue.
Analogous A·nal"o·gous adjective
[ Latin analogous
, Greek ... according to a due ratio, proportionate; ... + ... ratio, proportion. See Logic
.] Having analogy; corresponding to something else; bearing some resemblance or proportion; -- often followed by to .
Analogous tendencies in arts and manners.
Decay of public spirit, which may be considered analogous to natural death. nalogous pole (Pyroelect.)
J. H. Newman.
, that pole of a crystal which becomes positively electrified when heated. Syn.
-- Correspondent; similar; like. -- A*nal"o gous*ly
Analogue An"a·logue noun
[ French ..., from Greek ....] 1. That which is analogous to, or corresponds with, some other thing.
The vexatious tyranny of the individual despot meets its analogue in the insolent tyranny of the many. 2. (Philol.) A word in one language corresponding with one in another; an analogous term; as, the Latin "pater" is the analogue of the English "father." 3. (Nat. Hist.) (a) An organ which is equivalent in its functions to a different organ in another species or group, or even in the same group; as, the gill of a fish is the analogue of a lung in a quadruped, although the two are not of like structural relations. (b) A species in one genus or group having its characters parallel, one by one, with those of another group. (c) A species or genus in one country closely related to a species of the same genus, or a genus of the same group, in another: such species are often called representative species , and such genera, representative genera . Dana.
Analogy A·nal"o·gy noun
; plural Analogies
[ Latin analogia
, Greek ..., from ...: confer French analogie
. See Analogous
.] 1. A resemblance of relations; an agreement or likeness between things in some circumstances or effects, when the things are otherwise entirely different. Thus, learning enlightens the mind, because it is to the mind what light is to the eye, enabling it to discover things before hidden.
Followed by between
, or with
; as, there is an analogy between
these objects, or one thing has an analogy to
another. » Analogy
is very commonly used to denote similarity or essential resemblance; but its specific meaning is a similarity of relations
, and in this consists the difference between the argument from example
and that from analogy
. In the former, we argue from the mere similarity of two things; in the latter, from the similarity of their relations
. Karslake. 2. (Biol.) A relation or correspondence in function, between organs or parts which are decidedly different. 3. (Geom.) Proportion; equality of ratios. 4. (Gram.) Conformity of words to the genius, structure, or general rules of a language; similarity of origin, inflection, or principle of pronunciation, and the like, as opposed to anomaly . Johnson.
Analyse An"a·lyse v. , An"a*ly`ser noun , etc. Same as Analyze , Analyzer , etc.
Analysis A·nal"y·sis noun
; plural Analyses
[ Greek ..., from ... to unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; ... up + ... to loose. See Loose
.] 1. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses or of the intellect, into its constituent or original elements; an examination of the component parts of a subject, each separately, as the words which compose a sentence, the tones of a tune, or the simple propositions which enter into an argument. It is opposed to synthesis . 2. (Chemistry) The separation of a compound substance, by chemical processes, into its constituents, with a view to ascertain either (a) what elements it contains, or (b) how much of each element is present. The former is called qualitative , and the latter quantitative analysis . 3. (Logic) The tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles. 4. (Math.) The resolving of problems by reducing the conditions that are in them to equations. 5. (a) A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a discourse, disposed in their natural order. (b) A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with synopsis . 6. (Nat. Hist.) The process of ascertaining the name of a species, or its place in a system of classification, by means of an analytical table or key. Ultimate
, and Volumetric analysis
. (Chemistry) See under Ultimate , Proximate , Qualitative , etc.
Analyst An"a·lyst noun [ French analyste . See Analysis .] One who analyzes; formerly, one skilled in algebraical geometry; now commonly, one skilled in chemical analysis.
Analytic, Analytical An`a·lyt"ic, An`a·lyt"ic·al adjective [ Greek ...: confer French analytique . See Analysis .] Of or pertaining to analysis; resolving into elements or constituent parts; as, an analytical experiment; analytic reasoning; -- opposed to synthetic . Analytical or coördinate geometry . See under Geometry . -- Analytic language , a noninflectional language or one not characterized by grammatical endings. -- Analytical table (Nat. Hist.) , a table in which the characteristics of the species or other groups are arranged so as to facilitate the determination of their names.
Analytically An`a·lyt"ic·al·ly adverb In an analytical manner.
Analytics An`a·lyt"ics noun The science of analysis.
Analyzable An"a·ly`za·ble adjective That may be analyzed.
Analyzation An`a·ly·za"tion noun The act of analyzing, or separating into constituent parts; analysis.
Analyze An"a·lyze transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Analyzed
; present participle & verbal noun Analyzing
.] [ Confer French analyser
. See Analysis
.] To subject to analysis; to resolve (anything complex) into its elements; to separate into the constituent parts, for the purpose of an examination of each separately; to examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; as, to analyze a fossil substance; to analyze a sentence or a word; to analyze an action to ascertain its morality.
No one, I presume, can analyze the sensations of pleasure or pain.
Analyzer An"a·ly`zer noun 1. One who, or that which, analyzes. 2. (Opt.) The part of a polariscope which receives the light after polarization, and exhibits its properties.
Anamese An`a·mese" adjective Of or pertaining to Anam, to southeastern Asia. -- noun A native of Anam.
Anamnesis An`am·ne"sis noun [ Greek ..., from ... to remind, recall to memory; ... + ... to put in mind.] (Rhet.) A recalling to mind; recollection.
Anamnestic An`am·nes"tic adjective [ Greek ....] Aiding the memory; as, anamnestic remedies.
Anamniotic An·am`ni·ot"ic adjective (Anat.) Without, or not developing, an amnion.
Anamorphism An`a·mor"phism noun [ Greek ... again + ... form.] 1. A distorted image. 2. (Biol.) A gradual progression from one type to another, generally ascending. Huxley.
Anamorphoscope An`a·mor"pho·scope noun [ Anamorpho sis + -scope .] An instrument for restoring a picture or image distorted by anamorphosis to its normal proportions. It usually consists of a cylindrical mirror.
Anamorphosis An`a·mor"pho·sis noun [ Greek ..., from ... to form anew; ... again + ... to form; ... form.] 1. (Persp.) A distorted or monstrous projection or representation of an image on a plane or curved surface, which, when viewed from a certain point, or as reflected from a curved mirror or through a polyhedron, appears regular and in proportion; a deformation of an image. 2. (Biol.) Same as Anamorphism , 2. 3. (Botany) A morbid or monstrous development, or change of form, or degeneration.
Anamorphosy An`a·mor"pho·sy noun Same as Anamorphosis .
Anan A·nan" interj. [ See Anon .] An expression equivalent to What did you say? Sir? Eh? [ Obsolete] Shak.
Ananas A·na"nas noun [ Spanish ananas , from the native American name.] (Botany) The pineapple ( Ananassa sativa ).
Anandrous An·an"drous adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + 'andh`r a man.] (Botany) Destitute of stamens, as certain female flowers.
Anangular An·an"gu·lar adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + English angular .] Containing no angle. [ R.]
Anantherous An·an"ther·ous adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + English anther .] (Botany) Destitute of anthers. Gray.
Ananthous An·an"thous adjective [ Greek 'an priv. + 'a`nqos a flower.] (Botany) Destitute of flowers; flowerless.
Anapest An"a·pest noun [ Latin anapaestus , Greek ... an anapest, i.e. , a dactyl reserved, or, as it were, struck back ; from ...; ... back + ... to strike.] 1. (Pros.) A metrical foot consisting of three syllables, the first two short, or unaccented, the last long, or accented (⌣ ⌣ -); the reverse of the dactyl . In Latin dĕ- ĭ-tās , and in English in-ter-vene\'b6 , are examples of anapests. 2. A verse composed of such feet.
Anapestic An`a·pes"tic adjective [ Latin anapaesticus , Greek ....] Pertaining to an anapest; consisting of an anapests; as, an anapestic meter, foot, verse. -- noun Anapestic measure or verse.
Anapestical An`a·pes"tic·al adjective Anapestic.
Anaphora A·naph"o·ra noun [ Latin , from Greek ..., from ... to carry up or back; ... + ... to carry.] (Rhet.) A repetition of a word or of words at the beginning of two or more successive clauses.
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