synthetic


synthetic
synthetic [sin thet′ik]
adj.
[Fr synthétique < Gr synthetikos]
1. of, involving, or using synthesis
2. produced by synthesis; specif., produced by chemical synthesis, rather than of natural origin
3. not real or genuine; artificial
4. Linguis. characterized by the use of inflection to express grammatical relationships [Russian is a synthetic language]
5. Logic not true by the meaning of its component terms alone but by virtue of observation and not resulting in self-contradiction with denial: opposed to ANALYTIC: Also synthetical
n.
something synthetic; specif., a substance produced by chemical synthesis
SYN.- ARTIFICIAL
synthetically
adv.

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