HyperDic: analytic_thinking

English > 1 sense of the expression analytic thinking:
NOUNcognitionanalytic thinking, analysisthe abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
English > analytic thinking: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningThe abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations.
Synonymanalysis
Narrowerbreakdown, partitioningAn analysis into mutually exclusive categories
cost-benefit analysisAn analysis of the cost effectiveness of different alternatives in order to see whether the benefits outweigh the costs
dissectionA minute and critical analysis
elimination, reasoning by eliminationAnalysis of a problem into alternative possibilities followed by the systematic rejection of unacceptable alternatives
reductionismThe analysis of complex things into simpler constituents
systems analysisanalysis of all aspects of a project along with ways to collect information about the operation of its parts
trend analysisAnalysis of changes over time
Broaderreasoning, logical thinking, abstract thoughtThinking that is coherent and logical
Oppositesynthesis, synthetic thinkingThe combination of ideas into a complex whole / whole
Spanishanálisis, pensamiento analítico
Catalananàlisi, pensament analític

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