[n] an investigation of the component parts of a whole
[n] a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
[n] the abstract separation of a whole into its constituent parts for study
[n] a branch of mathematics involving calculus and the theory of limits; sequences and series and integration and differentiation
[n] a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed
[n] the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., "the father of the bride" instead of"the bride's father"