Analysis

Analysis is the process of breaking a complex topic or substance into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of it. The technique has been applied in the study of mathematics and logic since before Aristotle (384–322 B.C.), though analysis as a formal concept is a relatively recent development.

The word comes from the Ancient Greek ἀνάλυσις (analysis, “a breaking up”, from ana- “up, throughout” and lysis “a loosening”).

As a formal concept, the method has variously been ascribed to Alhazen, René Descartes (Discourse on the Method), and Galileo Galilei. It has also been ascribed to Isaac Newton, in the form of a practical method of physical discovery (which he did not name).

**Wikipedia**

Analysis (noun)

Decomposition into components in order to study (a complex thing, concept, theory etc.).

Analysis (noun)

The result of such a process.

Analysis (noun)

The mathematical study of functions, sequences, series, limits, derivatives and integrals.

Analysis (noun)

Proof by deduction from known truths.

Analysis (noun)

The process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts, or the result of this process.

Analysis (noun)

The analytical study of melodies, harmonies, sequences, repetitions, variations, quotations, juxtapositions, and surprises.

Analysis (noun)

Psychoanalysis.

Interpretation (noun)

An act of interpreting or explaining what is obscure; a translation; a version; a construction.

“the interpretation of a dream, or of an enigma.”

Interpretation (noun)

A sense given by an interpreter; an exposition or explanation given; meaning .

“Commentators give various interpretations of the same passage of Scripture.”

Interpretation (noun)

The translating one spoken or signed language into another (as opposed to translation, which concerns itself with written language).

“interpreting”

“simultaneous interpretation|consecutive interpretation”

Interpretation (noun)

The power of explaining.

Interpretation (noun)

An artist’s way of expressing his thought or embodying his conception of nature.

Interpretation (noun)

An act or process of applying general principles or formulae to the explanation of the results obtained in special cases.

Interpretation (noun)

An approximation that allows aspects of a mathematical theory to be discussed in ordinary language.

Interpretation (noun)

An assignment of a truth value to each propositional symbol of a propositional calculus.

Interpretation (noun)

the practice and discipline of explaining natural and cultural heritage to visitors at museums, historic sites, zoos, aquaria, science centres, art galleries, etc. Also called heritage interpretation, mediation, guiding, etc.

**Wiktionary**

Analysis (noun)

detailed examination of the elements or structure of something

“statistical analysis”

“an analysis of popular culture”

Analysis (noun)

the process of separating something into its constituent elements

“the procedure is often more accurately described as one of synthesis rather than analysis”

Analysis (noun)

the identification and measurement of the chemical constituents of a substance or specimen

“samples are sent to the laboratory for analysis”

“analyses of the rocks are consistent with a basaltic composition”

Analysis (noun)

the part of mathematics concerned with the theory of functions and the use of limits, continuity, and the operations of calculus.

Analysis (noun)

short for psychoanalysis

“other schools of analysis have evolved out of the original disciplines established by Freud”

**Oxford Dictionary**