Learner's definition of ANALYTICAL
[more analytical; most analytical]
of or relating to the careful study of something
of or relating to analysis of something
The office managers were asking for more analytical reports.
a powerful analytical tool to determine the nature and extent of climate change
an analytical examination of the text
having or showing skill in thinking or reasoning
developing social and analytical skills in children
She looked at the room with an analytical [=critical] eye and saw where the changes were made.
She has a very quick analytical mind.