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

Wiktionary

  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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Syntheticadjective

    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. Jeremy Douglas:

    The illicit drug market here is at a tipping point as synthetic opioid production appears to be migrating into places with deep governance problems like the Golden Triangle, southeast Asia could well become a source of opioids for other parts of the world while these substances get mixed into or displace part of the regional heroin supply.

  2. Christopher Jones:

    Initially when synthetic opioids showed up in the Christopher Jones, it was largely mixed with heroin. But now we're seeing it mixed with cocaine, methamphetamines and other substances of abuse. And in the last couple of years we've seen this proliferation of counterfeit tablets that are made to look like commonly abused prescription drugs, and that's particularly concerning because people who are not regularly exposed to opioids are going to be at an increased risk of the respiratory depressant effects of opioids because they have no tolerance.

  3. Heather Clayton:

    The findings indicate that students who report using synthetic marijuana are possibly on a very concerning health trajectory, which is particularly serious given that synthetic marijuana use is relatively common among adolescents.

  4. Heather White:

    The announcement from Kraft should be a wake-up call for other food manufacturers to take notice, go back to the drawing board, reformulate and get rid of these synthetic ingredients of concern, especially in food that is marketed to children.

  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.

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