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Definition 1: a compound made artificially by chemical reactions - [noun denoting substance]

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(synthetic is a kind of ...) (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

(... is a kind of synthetic ) a synthetic material resembling clay but remaining soft; used as a substitute for clay or wax in modeling (especially in schools)

(... is a kind of synthetic ) a synthetic substance that is fluorescent or phosphorescent; used to coat the screens of cathode ray tubes

(... is a kind of synthetic ) any of various synthetic elastic materials whose properties resemble natural rubber

Definition 2: of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where synthetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • `all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition

Synonyms for synthetic in the sense of this definition

(means also ...) involving reasoning from facts or particulars to general principles or from effects to causes

"a posteriori demonstration"

(means also ...) of reasoning; proceeding from particular facts to a general conclusion

"inductive reasoning"

(means also ...) capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning

"a logical mind"

(synthetic belongs to category ...) the branch of philosophy that analyzes inference

Definition 3: systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words - [adjective denoting all]

(synthetic is similar to ...) forming derivative or compound words by putting together constituents each of which expresses a single definite meaning

(synthetic belongs to category ...) the scientific study of language

Definition 4: involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where synthetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology

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Definition 5: not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where synthetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • man-made fibers
  • synthetic leather

Synonyms for synthetic in the sense of this definition

(synthetic is similar to ...) contrived by art rather than nature

"artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"

(synthetic belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 6: not genuine or natural - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where synthetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic

(synthetic is similar to ...) not genuine; imitating something superior

"counterfeit emotion" "counterfeit money" "counterfeit works of art" "a counterfeit prince"

Definition 7: artificial as if portrayed in a film - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where synthetic or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a novel with flat celluloid characters

Synonyms for synthetic in the sense of this definition

(synthetic is similar to ...) contrived by art rather than nature

"artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"

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