To examine in such a manner as to ascertain the elements or nature of the thing examined; as, to analyze a fossil substance, to analyze a sentence or a word, or to analyze an action to ascertain its morality.
, from French analyser, from analyse, from Medieval Latin analysis, from Ancient Greek ἀνάλυσις, from ἀναλύω, from ἀνά + λύσις, from λύω.
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