- A person who analyzes something, especially data or a problem.
- A person who practices psychoanalysis.
Late 16th century: from french analyste or modern latin analyst, from greek analutēs "one who breaks up", from analuein "loosen, release", from ana- "up" + luein "loosen".
- The financial analyst predicted that the stock market would rise.
- The analyst concluded that the company's profits were being affected by increased competition.
- The patient was sent to an analyst to help understand their deep-seated anxieties.
- The analyst carefully examined the patient's dreams to gain insight into the unconscious mind.
- The political analyst's report provided valuable insight into the motives behind the government's actions.