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  Definition of synthetic
  1. a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
  2. of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts; "`all men are arrogant'' is a synthetic proposition"
  3. systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
  4. involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis; "limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch
  5. not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will
  6. artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters"
  7. not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"
Similar Words: synthetical, celluloid, man-made, semisynthetic

 

See Also: a posteriori, inductive, logical

 

Hyponyms: Plasticine

 

 
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