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
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
The numerical value of synthetic in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of synthetic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
What we've done here is we've put in synthetic DNA, which encodes new directions in the yeast cells.
We learned from the 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey that nearly one in 10 high school students had used synthetic marijuana at some point in their lifetime.
You are born and you have a father and a mother. Or at least it should be like this, that's why I am not convinced by chemical children, synthetic babies, wombs for rent.
Our long-term vision has been to design and build synthetic organisms on demand where you can add in specific functions and predict what the outcome is going to be, i think it's the start of a new era.
How dare you refer to my beautiful children as 'synthetic'. And shame on you for wagging your judgmental little fingers at IVF ... Your archaic thinking is out of step with the times, just like your fashions.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- fuadainScottish Gaelic
- սինթետիկ, արհեստական, համադրականArmenian
- syntetiskNorwegian Nynorsk
- syntetyczny, sztucznyPolish
- sintético, artificialPortuguese
- синтетический, искусственныйRussian
- sintetičan, umjetanSerbo-Croatian
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