• 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 this paper, we examine the feasibility of designing a molecular receiver, in a physical domain other than synthetic biology, meeting the basic requirements of nanonetwork applications.
            • Using the recently developed method of nasosorption with synthetic adsorptive matrices (SAM), a series of samples were taken.
            • Many schools that have moved to synthetic phonics have noted dramatic improvements to the literacy of pupils taught by this method.
          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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            Source: Wiktionary
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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.
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            Definiteness: Level 7
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