Definitions for syntheticsɪnˈθɛt ɪk
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
of, pertaining to, proceeding by, or involving synthesis
Ref: (opposed to analytic 1 ).
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.
not real or genuine; artificial; feigned:
a synthetic chuckle.
(of a language) characterized by the use of affixes, rather than separate words, to express syntactic relationships, as Latin.
Ref: Compare analytic (def. 3), 3 polysynthetic . 1
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.
noting a gem mineral manufactured so as to be physically, chemically, and optically identical with the mineral as found in nature.
(n.)something made by a synthetic, or chemical, process.
Origin of synthetic:
1690–1700; < NL syntheticus < Gk synthetikós=synthet(ós) placed together, v. adj. of syntithénai to put together (see synthesis ) +-ikos -ic
synthetic, synthetic substance(adj)
a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic(adj)
not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
"man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"
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
systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
"`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"
artificial as if portrayed in a film
"a novel with flat celluloid characters"
not genuine or natural
"counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
made by humans, not from nature
A synthetic compound.
Of, or relating to synthesis.
Produced by synthesis instead of being isolated from a natural source (but may be identical to a product so obtained).
Artificial, not genuine.
Pertaining to the joining of bound morphemes in a word. Compare analytic.
alt. of Synthetical
Translations for synthetic
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(a substance) produced artificially by a chemical process
nylon and other synthetic materials / synthetics.
- تَرْكيبي، إصْطِناعيArabic
- sintéticoPortuguese (BR)
- der Kunststoff, synthetischGerman
- सांश्लेषिक, संश्लेषण, कृत्रिमHindi
- sintetika; sintetičan, umjetanCroatian
- tilbúinn, gervi-Icelandic
- 합성, 합성의Korean
- substanţă/material sintetic; sinteticRomanian
- umeten; sintetičenSlovenian
- สิ่งที่เกิดจากการสังเคราะห์; ที่เกิดจากการสังเคราะห์Thai
- sentetik, yapayTurkish
- 合成的Chinese (Trad.)
- синтетика; синтетичнийUkrainian
- کیمیاوی ترکیب سے بنا ہواUrdu
- thuộc phương pháp tổng hợpVietnamese
- 合成的Chinese (Simp.)
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