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analyzer

[′an·ə‚līz·ər]
(computer science)
A routine for the checking of a program.
One of several types of computers used to solve differential equations.
(engineering)
A multifunction test meter, measuring volts, ohms, and amperes. Also known as set analyzer.
(mechanical engineering)
The component of an absorption refrigeration system where the mixture of water vapor and ammonia vapor leaving the generator meets the relatively cool solution of ammonia in water entering the generator and loses some of its vapor content.
(optics)
A device, such as a Nicol prism, which passes only plane polarized light; used in the eyepiece of instruments such as the polariscope.
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Upon my word, if the legend were not one which I heard on my grandmother's knee, and which had established its place among things credible before my childish judgment could analyze its probability, I question whether I should have the face to tell it now.
As, outwardly so calm, she speculated with tumbled thoughts on how it might end, she tried to analyze why it was that the prospect of a shake-up filled her with such a sense of disaster.
She did not analyze the audacious trick by which the man had turned to his advantage the subtle effects of the expected and the obvious; she was still under the cloud of more individual complexities, and she noticed must of all that the vanishing scarecrow did not even turn to look at the farm.
I stood for five minutes thinking the business over, and trying to analyze my impressions.
She could not analyze her feelings, nor did she wish to attempt it.
I am fairly familiar with all forms of secret writings, and am myself the author of a trifling monograph upon the subject, in which I analyze one hundred and sixty separate ciphers, but I confess that this is entirely new to me.
I really don't know what sort of girl she is; I can't analyze her at all.
If she had tried to analyze her impressions, she would have said that there dwelt the realities of the appearances which figure in our world; so direct, powerful, and unimpeded were her sensations there, compared with those called forth in actual life.
She attempted to analyze her emotions; but found it difficult.
But Anne had given up trying to analyze the reason of her blushes.
I was not looking for a secretaryship at all, or anything of the sort, but I chanced to hear his history one night, and I was curious to analyze, so far as possible, his attitude towards life and his fellows, on his reappearance in it.
It is I, the modern, who look back across the centuries and weigh and analyze the emotions and motives of Big-Tooth, my other self.