n. an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
analytic thinking, analysis
n. the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
n. a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
depth psychology, analysis, psychoanalysis
n. a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
n. a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
n. the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'
n. [the act or process of examining something, the result of this act]
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n. an investigation conducted using a flexible surgical instrument to explore an injury or a body cavity
study, survey
n. a detailed critical inspection
run, trial, test
n. the act of testing something; "in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately"; "he called each flip of the coin a new trial"
trial, test
n. the act of undergoing testing; "he survived the great test of battle"; "candidates must compete in a trial of skill"
n. an expert estimation of the quality, quantity, and other characteristics of someone or something
n. assessed price; "the valuation of this property is much too high"
reassessment, review, revaluation, reappraisal
n. a new appraisal or evaluation
examen, examination
n. a detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits)
judging, judgement, judgment
n. the cognitive process of reaching a decision or drawing conclusions
experimentation, experiment
n. the testing of an idea; "it was an experiment in living"; "not all experimentation is done in laboratories"
trial run, tryout, test, trial
n. trying something to find out about it; "a sample for ten days free trial"; "a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain"
write up, news report, account, story, report
n. a short account of the news; "the report of his speech"; "the story was on the 11 o'clock news"; "the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious"
n. a final settlement; "the conclusion of a business deal"; "the conclusion of the peace treaty"
commentary, comment
n. a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
n. a methodical examination or review of a condition or situation; "he made an audit of all the plants on his property"; "an energy efficiency audit"; "an email log audit"
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synthetic thinking, synthesis
n. the combination of ideas into a complex whole
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