plural syntheses ˈsin(t)-thə-ˌsēz
: the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole
: the production of a substance by the union of chemical elements, groups, or simpler compounds or by the degradation of a complex compound
: the combining of often diverse conceptions into a coherent whole
also : the complex so formed
: deductive reasoning
: the dialectic combination of thesis and antithesis into a higher stage of truth
: the frequent and systematic use of inflected forms as a characteristic device of a language
a philosophy that is a kind of synthesis of several schools of Western and Eastern thought
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