Emily Dickinson Lexicon
Dictionary: A-NAL'CIM, or A-NAL'CIME – AN-A-LYZ'A-BLE-NESS
Cubic zeolite, found in aggregated cubic crystals. – Ure. This mineral is generally crystalized, but is also found amorphous, and in reniform, mammillary, laminated or radiated masses. By friction, it acquires a weak electricity; hence its name, Gr. αναλκις, weak. – Cleaveland.
Collecting or selecting; as an analectic magazine, made up of selections.
AN'A-LECTS, n. [Gr. ανα, and λεγω, to collect.]
A collection of short essays or remarks. – Encyc.
AN'A-LEM-MA, n. [Gr. αναλημμα, altitude.]
- In geometry, a projection of the sphere on the plane of the meridian, orthographically made by straight lines, circles and ellipses, the eye being supposed at an infinite distance and in the east or west points of the horizon. Also,
- An instrument of wood or brass on which this kind of projection is drawn, with a horizon and cursor fitted to it, which the solstitial colure, and all the circles parallel to it, will be concentric circles; all circles oblique to the eye will be ellipses; and all circles whose planes pass through the eye, will be right lines. – Encyc. Ash.
AN-A-LEP'SIS, n. [Gr. αναληψις, from αναλαμβαιω, to receive again.]
The augmentation or nutrition of an emaciated body; recovery of strength after a disease. – Quincy.
Corroborating; invigorating; giving strength after disease.
A medicine which gives strength, and aids in restoring a body to health after sickness; a restorative.
Analogous. [Not used.] – Hale.
Having analogy; used by way of analogy; bearing some relation. Thus analogical reasoning is reasoning from some similitude which things known bear to things unknown. An analogical word is one which carries with it some relation to the original idea. Thus the word firm primarily denotes solidity or compactness in a material body; and by analogy, when used of the mind, it conveys the idea of qualities having a similitude to the solidity of bodies, that is, fixedness or immovability. – Watts.
In an analogical manner; by way of similitude, relation or agreement. Thus, to reason analogically is to deduce inferences from some agreement or relation which things bear to each other.
The quality of being analogical; fitness to be applied for the illustration of some analogy. – Johnson.
AN-AL'O-GISM, n. [Gr. αναλογισμος.]
- An argument from the cause to the effect. – Johnson.
- Investigation of things by the analogy they bear to each other. – Crabbe.
One who adheres to analogy.
To explain by analogy; to form some resemblance between different things; to consider a thing with regard to its analogy to something else. – Cheyne.
Having analogy; bearing some resemblance or proportion; followed by to; as, there is something in the exercise of the mind analogous to that of the body.
In an analogous manner.
AN'A-LOGUE, n. [an'alog; Gr. αναλογος.]
- A word corresponding with another; an analogous term. – Pritchard.
- An animal or other thing resembling another.
A-NAL'O-GY, n. [Gr. αναλογια, of ανα, and λογος, ratio, proportion.]
- An agreement or likeness between things in some circumstances or effects, when the things are otherwise entirely different. Learning enlightens the mind, because it is to the mind, what light is to the eye, enabling it to discover things before hidden. When the things which have an analogy follow a preposition, that preposition must be between or betwixt; as, there is an analogy between plants and animals, or between customs. When one of the things precedes a verb, and the other follows, the preposition used must be to or with; as, a plant has some analogy to or with an animal.
- With grammarians, analogy is a conformity of words to the genius, structure or general rules of a language. Thus the general rule in English is, that the plural of a noun ends in es; therefore all nouns which have that plural termination, have an analogy, or are formed in analogy with other words of a like kind. – Johnson. Encyc.
A-NAL'Y-SIS, n. [Gr. αναλυσις, of ανα and λυσις, a loosing, or resolving, from λυω, to loosen. See Loose.]
- The factitious separation of a compound body into its constituent parts; a resolving; as, an analysis of water, air or oil, to discover its elements.
- A consideration of any thing in its separate parts; an examination of the different parts of a subject, each separately; as, the words which compose a sentence, the notes of a tune, or the simple propositions which enter into an argument. It is opposed to synthesis. In mathematics, analysis is the resolving of problems by algebraic equations. The analysis of finite quantities is otherwise called algebra, or specious arithmetic. The analysis of infinites is the method of fluxions, or the differential calculus. – Encyc. In logic, analysis is the tracing of things to their source, and the resolving of knowledge into its original principles.
- A syllabus, or table of the principal heads of a continued discourse, disposed in their natural order.
- A brief, methodical illustration of the principles of a science. In this sense it is nearly synonymous with synopsis.
One who analyzes, or is versed in analysis. – Kirwan.
Pertaining to analysis; that resolves into first principles; that separates into parts or original principles; that resolves a compound body or subject; as, an analytical experiment in chimistry, or an analytical investigation. It is opposed to synthetic.
In the manner of analysis; by way of separating a body into its constituent parts, or a subject, into its principles.
The science of analysis. [See Analysis.]
That can be analyzed.
The state of being analyzable.