analytic thinking

the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts in order to study the parts and their relations
Syn: ↑analysis
Ant: ↑synthesis (for: ↑analysis)
Derivationally related forms: ↑analytic (for: ↑analysis), ↑analytical (for: ↑analysis), ↑analyze (for: ↑analysis)
Hypernyms: ↑reasoning, ↑logical thinking, ↑abstract thought

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