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syn·thet·ic

(sĭn-thĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Relating to, involving, or of the nature of synthesis.
2. Chemistry Produced by synthesis, especially not of natural origin.
3.
a. Prepared or made artificially: synthetic leather.
b. Not natural or genuine; artificial or contrived: "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic" (George F. Will).
4. Linguistics Relating to or being a language, such as Latin or Russian, that uses inflectional affixes to express syntactic relationships.
5. Logic & Philosophy Relating to or being a proposition that attributes to a subject a predicate not inherent in the subject, not following necessarily from logically true statements.
6. Of or relating to a financial instrument or investment that consists entirely of derivatives, especially swap contracts.
n.
A synthetic chemical compound or material.

[Greek sunthetikos, skilled in putting together, component, from sunthetos, combined, from suntithenai, to put together; see synthesis.]

syn·thet′i·cal·ly adv.

synthetic

(sɪnˈθɛtɪk)
adj
1. (Chemistry) (of a substance or material) made artificially by chemical reaction
2. not genuine; insincere: synthetic compassion.
3. (Linguistics) denoting languages, such as Latin, whose morphology is characterized by synthesis. Compare polysynthetic, agglutinative2, analytic3
4. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. (of a proposition) having a truth-value that is not determined solely by virtue of the meanings of the words, as in all men are arrogant
b. contingent. Compare a posteriori, empirical
n
(Chemistry) a synthetic substance or material
[C17: from New Latin syntheticus, from Greek sunthetikos expert in putting together, from suntithenai to put together; see synthesis]
synˈthetically adv

syn•thet•ic

(sɪnˈθɛt ɪk)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, proceeding by, or involving synthesis (opposed to analytic).
2. pertaining to or denoting compounds, materials, etc., formed through a chemical process by human agency, as opposed to those of natural origin: synthetic fiber; synthetic drugs.
3. not real or genuine; artificial; feigned: a synthetic chuckle.
4. (of a language) characterized by the use of affixes, rather than separate words, to express syntactic relationships, as Latin. Compare analytic (def. 3), polysynthetic.
5. Also, syn•thet′i•cal.Logic. of or pertaining to a noncontradictory proposition in which the predicate is not included in, or entailed by, the subject.
6. noting a gem mineral manufactured so as to be physically, chemically, and optically identical with the mineral as found in nature.
n.
7. something made by a synthetic, or chemical, process.
[1690–1700; < New Latin syntheticus < Greek synthetikós=synthet(ós) placed together, v. adj. of syntithénai to put together (see synthesis) + -ikos -ic]
syn•thet′i•cal•ly, adv.

syn·thet·ic

(sĭn-thĕt′ĭk)
Produced by chemical synthesis, especially in a laboratory or other artificial environment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.synthetic - a compound made artificially by chemical reactionssynthetic - a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
Plasticine - a synthetic material resembling clay but remaining soft; used as a substitute for clay or wax in modeling (especially in schools)
phosphor - a synthetic substance that is fluorescent or phosphorescent; used to coat the screens of cathode ray tubes
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
synthetic rubber, rubber - any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
Adj.1.synthetic - not of natural originsynthetic - not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
2.synthetic - involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis; "limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch
analytical, analytic - using or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles); "an analytic experiment"; "an analytic approach"; "a keenly analytic man"; "analytical reasoning"; "an analytical mind"
3.synthetic - systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
linguistics - the scientific study of language
analytic, uninflected - expressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
4.synthetic - of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts; "`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"
logic - the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
a posteriori - involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principles or from effects to causes; "a posteriori demonstration"
inductive - of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion; "inductive reasoning"
logical - capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning; "a logical mind"
analytical, analytic - of a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience; "`all spinsters are unmarried' is an analytic proposition"
5.synthetic - artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters"
artificial, unreal - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
6.synthetic - not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"

synthetic

adjective artificial, manufactured, fake, man-made, mock, simulated, sham, pseudo (informal), ersatz synthetic rubber
real, natural, genuine, authentic, pure, kosher (informal), dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal)

synthetic

adjective
1. Marked by unnaturalness, pretension, and often a slavish love of fads:
2. Made by human beings instead of nature:
3. Made to imitate something else:
Informal: pretend.
Translations
تَرْكيبي، إصْطِناعي
syntetický
syntetisk
szintetikus
tilbúinn, gervi-
umeten

synthetic

[sɪnˈθetɪk]
A. ADJ
1. (= man-made) [material, chemical, drug] → sintético
2. (pej) (= false) [person, behaviour, emotion, taste] → artificial
B. Nfibra f sintética
syntheticsfibras fpl sintéticas
C. CPD synthetic fibre, synthetic fiber (US) Nfibra f sintética
synthetic rubber Ncaucho m artificial

synthetic

[sɪnˈθɛtɪk]
adj [material, rubber] → synthétique
nsynthétique m

synthetic

adj
synthetisch; synthetic fibreKunstfaser f; synthetic smilekünstliches or gekünsteltes Lächeln
(Ling, Philos) → synthetisch
nKunststoff m, → synthetischer Stoff; syntheticsSynthetik f

synthetic

[sɪnˈθɛtɪk]
1. adj (fabric) → sintetico/a
2. nprodotto sintetico (Textiles) → fibra sintetica

synthesis

(ˈsinθəsis) plural ˈsyntheses (-siːz) noun
(something produced through) the process of combining separate parts, eg chemical elements or substances, into a whole. Plastic is produced by synthesis; His recent book is a synthesis of several of his earlier ideas.
ˈsynthesize, ˈsynthesise verb
to make (eg a drug) by synthesis. Some hormones can be synthesized.
synthetic (sinˈθetik) noun, adjective
(a substance) produced artificially by a chemical process. nylon and other synthetic materials / synthetics.

syn·thet·ic

a. sintético-a, rel. a una síntesis o producido por ésta.

synthetic

adj sintético
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