What does synthetic mean?

Definitions for synthetic
sɪnˈθɛt ɪksyn·thet·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. synthetic, synthetic substanceadjective

    a compound made artificially by chemical reactions

  2. man-made, semisynthetic, syntheticadjective

    not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially

    "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"

  3. synthetic, syntheticaladjective

    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. syntheticadjective

    systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words

  5. synthetic, syntheticaladjective

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

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

  6. celluloid, syntheticadjective

    artificial as if portrayed in a film

    "a novel with flat celluloid characters"

  7. syntheticadjective

    not genuine or natural

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


  1. syntheticnoun

    A synthetic compound.

  2. syntheticadjective

    Of, or relating to synthesis.

  3. syntheticadjective

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

  4. syntheticadjective

    Artificial, not genuine.

  5. syntheticadjective

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


  1. synthetic

    Synthetic generally refers to something that is not naturally occurring, but rather, man-made or produced artificially. It is often used to describe materials, substances, or products that are created or developed through chemical or other artificial processes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syntheticadjective

    alt. of Synthetical

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  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

Examples of synthetic in a Sentence

  1. Naval Academy:

    NCIS conducted an 11-month investigation into the use of synthetic marijuana, or spice, by midshipmen. That investigation ended the careers of at least 27 midshipmen.

  2. Ashley Moody:

    While President Biden will rarely mention fentanyl — because then President Biden would have to acknowledge President Biden abject failure to secure the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the fact that President Biden policies are emboldening the violent drug cartels smuggling record amounts of opioids into our country — President Biden should at least take advantage of this opportunity to demand assistance from President Obrador in dismantling the cartels and snuffing out the synthetic opioid labs in President Obrador country that are killing hundreds of Americans, even children, every day.

  3. Andrew Ninnemann:

    This suggests that synthetic cannabinoid use should not necessarily be thought of as a risk factor for eventual marijuana use but instead may be a risk factor for those adolescents who engage in marijuana use already.

  4. Luis Cresencio Sandoval:

    There was a change in consumption, there was a change in drug markets due to the ease of producing synthetic drugs.

  5. Murray Cook:

    We looked really hard at doing a natural grass system, were going with a synthetic system and it helps us a couple ways. Its a little more sustainable, because were going back next year. If we went with a natural grass system, wed have to bulldoze it all up, throw it away and then buy it again, build it all up, throw it away again.

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    cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    A monish
    B suffuse
    C gloat
    D excogitate

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