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I read a definition of "clinical" in Merriam Webster dictionaries which was:

Analytical or coolly dispassionate

I suppose there should be "analytically" instead of "analytical" in the definition because there should be adverb before adjective.

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It depends on how you interpret the items on either side of the conjunction or in that dictionary entry.

If you're thinking of adjectives, one a single word and the other an adjectival phrase, then:

He is analytical. or
He is coolly dispassionate.

→ He is (analytical) or (coolly dispassionate).

But if you're thinking of two individual adverbs, each modifying dispassionate, then:

He is analytically dispassionate. or
He is coolly dispassionate.

→ He is (analytically or coolly) dispassionate.

The dictionary entry is interpreting it in the first sense.

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This definition lists two adjectives:

  1. Analytical
  2. Coolly dispassionate

The first adjective is not modified by an adverb, the second is.

Hence, there's no need to change "analytical" to "analytically".

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