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|Noun||1.||mental synthesis - the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought|
cerebration, intellection, mentation, thinking, thought process, thought - the process of using your mind to consider something carefully; "thinking always made him frown"; "she paused for thought"
crystallization - a mental synthesis that becomes fixed or concrete by a process resembling crystal formation
gestation - the conception and development of an idea or plan