# Analysis vs. Explanation

## Difference Between Analysis and Explanation

#### Analysisnoun

The separation of an intellectual or material whole into its constituent parts for individual study.

#### Explanationnoun

The act or process of explaining

*launched into a detailed explanation.*

#### Analysisnoun

The study of such constituent parts and their interrelationships in making up a whole.

#### Explanationnoun

Something that explains

*That was supposedly the explanation for their misdeeds.*

#### Analysisnoun

A spoken or written presentation of such study

*published an analysis of poetic meter.*

#### Explanationnoun

A mutual clarification of misunderstandings; a reconciliation.

#### Analysisnoun

The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature (qualitative analysis) or their proportions (quantitative analysis).

#### Explanationnoun

The act or process of explaining.

*The explanation was long and drawn-out.*

#### Analysisnoun

The stated findings of such a separation or determination.

#### Explanationnoun

Something that explains, makes understandable.

*An explanation for the UFO sightings was easily found.*

#### Analysisnoun

A branch of mathematics principally involving differential and integral calculus, sequences, and series and concerned with limits and convergence.

#### Explanationnoun

A resolution of disputed points pursuant to discussion; a mutual clarification of disputed points; reconciliation.

#### Analysisnoun

The method of proof in which a known truth is sought as a consequence of a series of deductions from that which is the thing to be proved.

#### Explanationnoun

a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc.;

*the explanation was very simple*

*I expected a brief account*

#### Analysisnoun

(Linguistics) The use of function words such as prepositions, pronouns, or auxiliary verbs instead of inflectional endings to express a grammatical relationship; for example, the cover of the dictionary instead of the dictionary's cover.

#### Explanationnoun

thought that makes something comprehensible

#### Analysisnoun

Psychoanalysis.

#### Explanationnoun

the act of explaining; making something plain or intelligible;

*I heard his explanation of the accident*

#### Analysisnoun

Systems analysis.

#### Analysisnoun

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

#### Analysisnoun

(countable) The result of such a process.

#### Analysisnoun

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

#### Analysisnoun

Proof by deduction from known truths.

#### Analysisnoun

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

#### Analysisnoun

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

#### Analysisnoun

Psychoanalysis.

#### Analysisnoun

an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole

#### Analysisnoun

the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations

#### Analysisnoun

a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed

#### Analysisnoun

the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'

#### Analysisnoun

a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation

#### Analysisnoun

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*