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1. A systematic examination and evaluation of data or information, by breaking it into its component parts to uncover their interrelationships. Opposite of synthesis.
2. An examination of data and facts to uncover and understand cause-effect relationships, thus providing basis for problem solving and decision making.

Use 'analysis' in a Sentence

He performed an analysis on the job, because he wanted to know how every party functioned so he could change it in the future.
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The professor always told us to make sure we did a thorough analysis of our work before we decided to turn it in.
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The researcher often performed data analysis tasks for the full professors who were too busy to analyze their own data.
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Identify the Most Profitable Clients
"Do an analysis of how profitable each of your customers are. Often, the results will surprise you, because the biggest customers can often be less profitable than initially thought once all the time spent catering to their unique manufacturing and service requests is taken into account. Focus on the most profitable clients and figure out a way to make the less profitable ones more profitable. And once you have done this analysis on your business, do it on your competitors and go heavily after your competitor's most profitable clients. Leave them with the low-margin fruit."
- Varun Gulati