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n. pl. syn·the·ses (-sēz′)
a. The combining of separate elements or substances to form a coherent whole.
b. The complex whole so formed.
2. Chemistry Formation of a compound from simpler compounds or elements.
3. Philosophy
a. Reasoning from the general to the particular; logical deduction.
b. The combination of thesis and antithesis in the Hegelian dialectical process whereby a new and higher level of truth is produced.

[Latin, collection, from Greek sunthesis, from suntithenai, to put together : sun-, syn- + tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

syn′the·sist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synthesist - an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods
intellectual, intellect - a person who uses the mind creatively
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The celebratory accedes to lists and lakes and limericks, stars of David and protean swastikas and all manner of invasions of the page, and some of the same sorts of typographical features; though this time, much more text is heaped among the visual markers--but all the play of form and surface here has a devastating agenda--which is not to say these two texts decades apart are black and white--no, Gass is too much the synthesist for that.