Analysis vs. Explanation

Analysis vs. Explanation — Is There a Difference?
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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.

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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.

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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 simpleI 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