Synthesis vs. Analysis

By Jaxson

• 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
• Synthesis (noun)

The formation of something complex or coherent by combining simpler things.

• Synthesis (noun)

The reaction of elements or compounds to form more complex compounds.

• Synthesis (noun)

A deduction from the general to the particular.

• Synthesis (noun)

The combination of thesis and antithesis.

• Synthesis (noun)

In intelligence usage, the examining and combining of processed information with other information and intelligence for final interpretation.

• Synthesis (noun)

An apt arrangement of elements of a text, especially for euphony.

• 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.

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