1650s, "mathematician skilled in algebraic geometry," from French analyste "a person who analyzes," from analyser (see analysis). As a short form of psychoanalyst, attested from 1914. Greek analyter meant "a deliverer."
1. Constance's husband is a financial analyst.
2. Gates is known to be a superb analyst with a sharp eye and an excellent memory.
3. The latter studies are extremely useful to the analyst.
4. A large computer installation is headed by a system analyst.
5. The analyst is required to interpolate values between standards.