What does synthetic mean?

Definitions for synthetic
sɪnˈθɛt ɪksyn·thet·ic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. synthetic, synthetic substance(adj)

    a compound made artificially by chemical reactions

  2. man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic(adj)

    not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially

    "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"

  3. synthetic, synthetical(adj)

    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. synthetic(adj)

    systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words

  5. synthetic, synthetical(adj)

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

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

  6. celluloid, synthetic(adj)

    artificial as if portrayed in a film

    "a novel with flat celluloid characters"

  7. synthetic(adj)

    not genuine or natural

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

Wiktionary

  1. synthetic(Noun)

    A synthetic compound.

  2. synthetic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to synthesis.

  3. synthetic(Adjective)

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

  4. synthetic(Adjective)

    Artificial, not genuine.

  5. synthetic(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Synthetic(adj)

    alt. of Synthetical

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Numerology

  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. Dr Webster:

    A lot of researchers in biomaterials and cancer treatment are getting very excited by this healthy approach. It's almost like the approach in Eastern medicine, where we're looking for natural nanomaterials, not synthetic ones, like gold and silver.

  2. Mark Steward:

    Regulators need open communication with firms so that better decisions can be made sooner. Mr Macris should have explained the position more squarely, especially when he knew the synthetic credit portfolio’s losses had worsened.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    An online poll is poking a big joke to the population by asking to make a pick about the worst synthetic statue, the wise is wondering if any of them is even to be considered a good one.

  4. Jason Verstak:

    Thanks to technological innovations, synthetic carpets are becoming softer and more luxurious all the time, generally speaking, they are more cost-efficient, hard-wearing and stain-resistant than pure wool carpets.

  5. Allbirds T-shirts:

    From the start, we knew our vision of evolved environmentalism was broader than just shoes, as the chasm between disposable fast fashion and utilitarian basics has grown the fashion industry has clung to the same outdated methods that continue to drive excessive carbon emissions, soil depletion and synthetic waste... Allbirds apparel not only feels better, performs better and looks better, it's also better for the planet.

Images & Illustrations of synthetic

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