synthesis


syn·the·sis

noun \ˈsin(t)-thə-səs\

: something that is made by combining different things (such as ideas, styles, etc.)

: the production of a substance by combining simpler substances through a chemical process

: the production of sounds or speech by using electronic equipment

plural syn·the·ses\-ˌsēz\

Full Definition of SYNTHESIS

1
a :  the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole
b :  the production of a substance by the union of chemical elements, groups, or simpler compounds or by the degradation of a complex compound
c :  the combining of often diverse conceptions into a coherent whole; also :  the complex so formed
2
a :  deductive reasoning
b :  the dialectic combination of thesis and antithesis into a higher stage of truth
3
:  the frequent and systematic use of inflected forms as a characteristic device of a language
syn·the·sist \-sist\ noun

Examples of SYNTHESIS

  1. <a philosophy that is a kind of synthesis of several schools of Western and Eastern thought>

Origin of SYNTHESIS

Greek, from syntithenai to put together, from syn- + tithenai to put, place — more at do
First Known Use: 1589

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

syn·the·sis

noun \ˈsin(t)-thə-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural syn·the·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of SYNTHESIS

1
: the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole
2
: the production of a substance by the union of chemical elements, groups, or simpler compounds or by the degradation of a complex compound <protein synthesis>

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