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ˈsɪn θə sɪs; -ˌsizsyn·the·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. synthesisnoun

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

  2. synthesis, synthetic thinkingnoun

    the combination of ideas into a complex whole

  3. deduction, deductive reasoning, synthesisnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. synthesisnoun

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

  2. synthesisnoun

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

  3. synthesisnoun

    A deduction from the general to the particular.

  4. synthesisnoun

    The combination of thesis and antithesis.

  5. synthesisnoun

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

  6. synthesisnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Synthesisnoun

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

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

  2. Synthesisnoun

    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

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

  3. Synthesisnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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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    Rank popularity for the word 'synthesis' in Nouns Frequency: #2659

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Numerology

  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

Examples of synthesis in a Sentence

  1. Vladan Kuzmanović:

    Sabism is a modern synthesis, resynthesis, poetry of perspective, nugget of facts, conglomeration, cultart, the coarsening of the “new reality”, proart, new nature, perturbation, grandart, euphony, exaltation, multiculture, word act, triad, genesis.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Desires are the karmic nostalgia of deja vu, eternal oblivion in endless time loops of the vicious childhood of illusions. 2. Cellular reality everything consists of small cells, each in its own cell, in which there is a smaller cell and so on to infinity, a prison, not reality, each in its own cell in its own space. Everyone is at the micro-cellular level of perfectionism, morally limited in their cells of egoism. 3. Healing insight heals our minds of stupidity that constantly flirts with death. 4. 1. A miner of truth amid the mud of platitudes, with a flashlight of intuition, seeks the treasures of the truth of the laws of life. 2. Techno-bio synthesis of genetic adaptation makes a person a vulnerable vessel for the symbiotic technologies. 3. Art is hedonism of catharsis gourmets, a buffet of cultural philosophy. 4. Money gives rise to synthetic feelings of hypocritical selfishness. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Sean Solomon:

    Mercury's polar regions thus serve as a witness plate to the delivery to the inner solar system of water and organic compounds from the outer solar system — a process that, much earlier, may have led to prebiotic chemical synthesis and the origin of life on Earth.

  4. 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.

  5. Carl Sandburg:

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

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