What does synthetic mean?

Definitions for syntheticsɪnˈθɛt ɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. synthetic, synthetic substance(adj)

    a compound made artificially by chemical reactions

  2. man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic(adj)

    not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially

    "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"

  3. synthetic, synthetical(adj)

    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

  4. synthetic(adj)

    systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words

  5. synthetic, synthetical(adj)

    of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts

    "`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"

  6. celluloid, synthetic(adj)

    artificial as if portrayed in a film

    "a novel with flat celluloid characters"

  7. synthetic(adj)

    not genuine or natural

    "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will


  1. synthetic(Noun)

    A synthetic compound.

  2. synthetic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to synthesis.

  3. synthetic(Adjective)

    Produced by synthesis instead of being isolated from a natural source (but may be identical to a product so obtained).

  4. synthetic(Adjective)

    Artificial, not genuine.

  5. synthetic(Adjective)

    Pertaining to the joining of bound morphemes in a word. Compare analytic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Synthetic(adj)

    alt. of Synthetical


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of synthetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of synthetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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