What does Synthesis mean?

Definitions for Synthesisˈsɪn θə sɪs; -ˌsiz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. synthesis(noun)

    the process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds)

  2. synthesis, synthetic thinking(noun)

    the combination of ideas into a complex whole

  3. deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesis(noun)

    reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)


  1. synthesis(Noun)

    The formation of something complex or coherent by combining simpler things.

  2. synthesis(Noun)

    The reaction of elements or compounds to form more complex compounds.

  3. synthesis(Noun)

    A deduction from the general to the particular.

  4. synthesis(Noun)

    The combination of thesis and antithesis.

  5. synthesis(Noun)

    In intelligence usage, the examining and combining of processed information with other information and intelligence for final interpretation; (JP 1-02).

  6. synthesis(Noun)

    An apt arrangement of elements of a text, especially for euphony.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Synthesis(noun)

    composition, or the putting of two or more things together, as in compounding medicines

  2. Synthesis(noun)

    the art or process of making a compound by putting the ingredients together, as contrasted with analysis; thus, water is made by synthesis from hydrogen and oxygen; hence, specifically, the building up of complex compounds by special reactions, whereby their component radicals are so grouped that the resulting substances are identical in every respect with the natural articles when such occur; thus, artificial alcohol, urea, indigo blue, alizarin, etc., are made by synthesis

  3. Synthesis(noun)

    the combination of separate elements of thought into a whole, as of simple into complex conceptions, species into genera, individual propositions into systems; -- the opposite of analysis

  4. Origin: [L., a mixture, properly, a putting together, Gr. , fr. to place or put together; sy`n with + to place. See Thesis.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Synthesis

    sin′the-sis, n. a term applied to the building up of compound substances from the elements they contain or from other compounds, usually of less complexity than themselves: a making a whole out of parts: the combination of separate elements of thought into a whole, or reasoning from principles previously established to a conclusion, as opposed to analysis: (gram.) the uniting of ideas into a sentence: (med.) the reunion of parts that have been divided: (chem.) the uniting of elements to form a compound:—pl. Syn′theses (-sēz).—v.t. Syn′thesīse, to unite by synthesis.—ns. Syn′thesist, Syn′thetist, one who synthetises.—adjs. Synthet′ic, -al, pertaining to synthesis: consisting in synthesis or composition.—adv. Synthet′ically.—n. Synthet′icism, the principles of synthesis, a synthetic system.—v.t. Syn′thetise.—Synthetic philosophy, the system of Herbert Spencer, so called by himself because conceived as a fusion of the different sciences into a whole. [Gr. synthesissyn, with, together, thesis, a placing—tithēmi, I place.]

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. synthesis

    In intelligence usage, the examining and combining of processed information with other information and intelligence for final interpretation.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Synthesis' in Nouns Frequency: #2659


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Synthesis in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Synthesis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Carl Sandburg:

    Poetry is the achievement of the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits.

  2. Jim White:

    Ramping up carb intake through planned meals after workout and increases muscle glycogen, muscle synthesis, and lowers body fat.

  3. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin:

    Love is the affinity which links and draws together the elements of the world... Love, in fact, is the agent of universal synthesis.

  4. Alexandra Zhang:

    Certain lasers with fractional technology can stimulate the collagen synthesis with reduced ‘down time’ and may help to tighten the skin.

  5. Paul Arciero:

    Consuming protein this way stimulates protein synthesis in the cells, which is just a fancy way of saying the production of healthy, lean muscle mass.

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