|a gadget; dingus; thingumbob.|
|an arrangement of five objects, as trees, in a square or rectangle, one at each corner and one in the middle.|
|—n , pl -ses|
|1.||Compare analysis the process of combining objects or ideas into a complex whole|
|2.||the combination or whole produced by such a process|
|3.||the process of producing a compound by a chemical reaction or series of reactions, usually from simpler or commonly available starting materials|
|4.||linguistics Compare analysis the use of inflections rather than word order and function words to express the syntactic relations in a language|
|5.||archaic philosophy synthetic reasoning|
|a. Compare analysis (in the writings of Kant) the unification of one concept with another not contained in it|
|b. the final stage in the Hegelian dialectic, that resolves the contradiction between thesis and antithesis|
|[C17: via Latin from Greek sunthesis, from suntithenai to put together, from |
synthesis syn·the·sis (sĭn'thĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. syn·the·ses (-sēz')
The combining of separate elements or substances to form a coherent whole.
Formation of a chemical compound from simpler compounds or elements.
A period in the cell cycle.
|synthesis (sĭn'thĭ-sĭs) Pronunciation Key
Plural syntheses (sĭn'thĭ-sēz')
The formation of a chemical compound through the combination of simpler compounds or elements.