Synthetic / analytic distinction

Synthetic / analytic distinction: distinction concerning propositions that add to our knowledge of the universe (synthetic) or deduce meaning already contained already in concepts, sentences or arguments (analytic).

Source: What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.