of, pertaining to, proceeding by, or involving synthesis (opposed to analytic).
noting or pertaining to compounds formed through a chemical process by human agency, as opposed to those of natural origin:
synthetic vitamins; synthetic fiber.
(of a language) characterized by a relatively widespread use of affixes, rather than separate words, to express syntactic relationships:
Latin is a synthetic language, while English is analytic.
Compare analytic (def 3), polysynthetic (def 1).
Also, synthetical. Logic. of or relating to a noncontradictory proposition in which the predicate is not included in, or entailed by, the subject.
not real or genuine; artificial; feigned:
a synthetic chuckle at a poor joke.
noting a gem mineral manufactured so as to be physically, chemically, and optically identical with the mineral as found in nature.
(not in technical use) noting a gem mineral manufactured and pigmented in imitation of a natural gemstone of that name.
something made by a synthetic, or chemical, process.
substances or products made by chemical synthesis, as plastics or artificial fibers.
the science or industry concerned with such products.
(of a substance or material) made artificially by chemical reaction
not genuine; insincere: synthetic compassion
denoting languages, such as Latin, whose morphology is characterized by synthesis Compare polysynthetic, agglutinative (sense 2), analytic (sense 3)
(of a proposition) having a truth-value that is not determined solely by virtue of the meanings of the words, as in all men are arrogant
contingent Compare a posteriori, empirical
a synthetic substance or material
synthetic syn·thet·ic (sĭn-thět’ĭk)
Relating to or involving synthesis.
Produced by chemical synthesis, especially not of natural origin.
A synthetic chemical compound or material.
Produced artificially, especially in a laboratory or other man-made environment. Nylon is a synthetic chemical compound.
- Synthetic biology
noun 1. the application of computer science techniques to create artificial biological systems
noun, (sometimes initial capital letters) Fine Arts. 1. the late phase of cubism, characterized chiefly by an increased use of color and the imitation or introduction of a wide range of textures and material into painting.
noun 1. any synthetic substance, other than soap, that is an effective cleanser and functions equally well as a surface-active agent in hard or soft water.
noun 1. a simplified procedure for dividing a polynomial by a linear polynomial.