• Synthesis, the combination of two or more parts, whether by design or by natural processes. Furthermore, it may imply being prepared or made artificially, in contrast to naturally.

    Definition of synthetic in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsyntheticsPREsyn-SUF-etic
    1. A synthetic compound.
      1. Only plastics and synthetics that cannot be recycled will end up in landfills, he said.
  • AdjectiveCOMmore syntheticSUPmost synthetic
    1. Of, or relating to synthesis.
      1. (chemistry) Produced by synthesis instead of being isolated from a natural source (but may be identical to a product so obtained).
        1. As the world's drug habit shows, governments are failing in their quest to monitor every London window-box and Andean hillside for banned plants. But even that Sisyphean task looks easy next to the fight against synthetic drugs. No sooner has a drug been blacklisted than chemists adjust their recipe and start churning out a subtly different one.
      2. Artificial, not genuine.
        1. (grammar) Pertaining to the joining of bound morphemes in a word. Compare analytic.
        2. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • In another recent study, synthetic compound toxtazin B has been found to affect ToxT by inhibiting tcpP transcription, but mechanisms behind tcpP inhibition is still obscure [15 ].
            • Using the recently developed method of nasosorption with synthetic adsorptive matrices (SAM), a series of samples were taken.
            • The generative model suggests a simple modification for training---use an input to produce several synthetic inputs with the same label, and include them in the backprop training.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Synthetic food can be texturized to make it resemble meat.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Nouns
              • Countable nouns
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            Meaning of synthetic for the defined word.

            Grammatically, this word "synthetic" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
            Difficultness: Level 5
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            Definiteness: Level 7
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