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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Synthetic \Syn*thet"ic\, Synthetical \Syn*thet"ic*al\, adjective [Gr. ?: cf. F. synth['e]tique.]

1. Of or pertaining to synthesis; consisting in synthesis or composition; as, the synthetic method of reasoning, as opposed to analytical.

Philosophers hasten too much from the analytic to the synthetic method; that is, they draw general conclusions from too small a number of particular observations and experiments. --Bolingbroke.

2. (Chem.) Artificial. Cf. {Synthesis}, 2.

3. (Zool.) Comprising within itself structural or other characters which are usually found only in two or more diverse groups; -- said of species, genera, and higher groups. See the Note under {Comprehensive}, 3.

{Synthetic language}, or {Synthetical language}, an inflectional language, or one characterized by grammatical endings; -- opposed to {analytic language}. --R. Morris.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

synthetic

adjective

1: not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather" [syn: {man-made}, {semisynthetic}, {synthetic}]

2: 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 [syn: {synthetic}, {synthetical}] [ant: {analytic}, {analytical}]

3: systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words [ant: {analytic}, {uninflected}]

4: of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts; "'all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition" [syn: {synthetic}, {synthetical}] [ant: {analytic}, {analytical}]

5: artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters" [syn: {celluloid}, {synthetic}]

6: not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will

noun

1: a compound made artificially by chemical reactions [syn: {synthetic}, {synthetic substance}]


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