Definitions of synthetic:
  • noun:   a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
  • adjective:   of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
    Example: "`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"
  • adjective:   systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
  • adjective:   involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
    Example: "Limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology- P.S.Welch"
  • adjective:   not genuine or natural
    Example: "Counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic- George Will"
  • adjective:   artificial as if portrayed in a film
  • adjective:   not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
    Example: "Synthetic leather"

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