Definition of “analysis” - English Dictionary

“analysis” in British English

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analysisnoun [ C or U ]

uk /əˈnæl.ə.sɪs/ us /əˈnæl.ə.sɪs/ plural analyses uk /-siːz/ us

(Definition of “analysis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“analysis” in American English

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analysisnoun [ C/U ]

us /əˈnæl·ə·sɪs/ plural analyses /əˈnæl·əˌsiz/

the process of studying or examining something in an organized way to learn more about it, or a particular study of something:

[ C ] Chemical analysis of the woman’s dress revealed traces of blood.

Analysis is also a short form of psychoanalysis.

(Definition of “analysis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“analysis” in Business English

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analysisnoun [ C or U ]

uk /əˈnæləsɪs/ us plural analyses /əˈnæləsiːz/

the study of something in detail:

carry out/perform/conduct an analysis We carried out an analysis of visitors to the website by age, sex, and region.
scientific/chemical analysis Chemical analysis revealed a high content of copper.
detailed/comprehensive/in-depth analysis The data can be fed to a computer for detailed analysis.

someone's opinion, based on the knowledge and information they have, of what a situation is and what it means:

I was interested in Clare's analysis of the quarterly sales figures.
What's your analysis of the current economic crisis?
in the last/final analysis

after everything has been considered:

In the final analysis, you've got to have some kind of criteria for assessing people.

(Definition of “analysis” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)