|1.||(of a substance or material) made artificially by chemical reaction|
|2.||not genuine; insincere: synthetic compassion|
|3.||polysynthetic agglutinative Compare analytic denoting languages, such as Latin, whose morphology is characterized by synthesis|
|a. (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|
|b. a posteriori Compare empirical contingent|
|5.||a synthetic substance or material|
|[C17: from New Latin syntheticus, from Greek sunthetikos expert in putting together, from suntithenai to put together; see |
synthetic syn·thet·ic (sĭn-thět'ĭk)
Relating to or involving synthesis.
Produced by chemical synthesis, especially not of natural origin.