HyperDic: synthetic

English > 7 senses of the word synthetic:
ADJECTIVEallsynthetic, man-made, semisyntheticnot of natural origin
allsynthetic, syntheticalinvolving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
allsyntheticsystematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
allsynthetic, syntheticalof a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation / observation or facts
allsynthetic, celluloidartificial as if portrayed in a film
allsyntheticnot genuine or natural
NOUNsubstancesynthetic, synthetic substancea compound made artificially by chemical reactions
synthetic > pronunciation
Soundssihntheh'tihk
Rhymesacademic ... Zurich: 733 rhymes with ihk...
English > synthetic: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnot of natural origin; prepared or made artificially.
Example "synthetic leather"
Synonymsman-made, semisynthetic
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
Broaderartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
Spanishmanufacturado, sintético
Catalanmanufacturat, sintètic
Adverbssyntheticallyby synthesis
English > synthetic: 7 senses > adjective 2
MeaningInvolving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis.
Example"limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch
Synonymsynthetical
Oppositeanalytic, analyticalUsing or skilled in using analysis (i.e., separating a whole--intellectual or substantial--into its elemental parts or basic principles)
Spanishsintético
Catalansintètic
Nounssynthesisthe combination of ideas into a complex whole / whole
English > synthetic: 7 senses > adjective 3
MeaningSystematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words.
CategorylinguisticsThe scientific study of language
Narroweragglutinative, polysyntheticforming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning / meaning
Oppositeanalytic, uninflectedExpressing a grammatical category by using two or more words rather than inflection
Spanishsintético
Catalansintètic
English > synthetic: 7 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation / observation or facts.
Example"'all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"
Synonymsynthetical
CategorylogicThe branch of philosophy that analyzes inference
See alsoa posterioriInvolving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principles or from effects to causes
inductiveOf reasoning
logicalcapable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning
Oppositeanalytic, analyticalOf a proposition that is necessarily true independent of fact or experience
Spanishsintético
Catalansintètic
Nounssynthesisreasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
English > synthetic: 7 senses > adjective 5
MeaningArtificial as if portrayed in a film.
Synonymcelluloid
Broaderartificial, unrealcontrived by art rather than nature
Spanishsintético
English > synthetic: 7 senses > adjective 6
Meaningnot genuine or natural.
Example"counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will
Broadercounterfeit, imitativenot genuine
Spanishsintético
English > synthetic: 7 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningA compound made artificially by chemical reactions.
Synonymsynthetic substance
NarrowerPlasticineA synthetic material resembling clay but remaining soft
phosphorA synthetic substance that is fluorescent or phosphorescent
rubber, synthetic rubberAny of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber
Broadercompound, chemical compound(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
Spanishcompuesto sintético
Catalancompost sintètic

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