Analysis vs. Synthesis

a·nal·y·sis / əˈnaləsəs / noun

  1. detailed examination of the elements or structure of something, typically as a basis for discussion or interpretation.

    • the process of separating something into its constituent elements.

syn·the·sis / sinTHəsəs / noun

  1. combination or composition, in particular.

    • the combination of ideas to form a theory or system.

Excerpts of definitions pulled from Google. Inspired by this episode of the Design Matters podcast.