synthesis

[s_ˈɪ_n_θ_ə_s_ˌɪ_s], [sˈɪnθəsˌɪs], [sˈɪnθəsˌɪs]

Definitions of synthesis:

  1.   Synthetic. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  2.   A putting together, a making a whole out of parts: the combination of separate elements of thought into a whole, or reasoning from principles previously established to a conclusion, as opp. to analysis: ( gram.) the uniting of ideas into a sentence: ( med.) the reunion of parts that have been divided: ( chem.) the uniting of elements to form a compound:- pl. SYNTHESES. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   The putting of things together to form a whole: opposite to analysis. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   Composition; combination of elements to form a whole. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   Synthetic, synthetical. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6.   Composition, or the putting of two or more things together; the process of deducing and combining complex ideas from simple ones; the operation by which divided parts are reunited; the uniting of elements into a compound; the reverse of analysis. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   SYNTHETICALLY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   The uniting of elements to form a compound; the opposite of analysis; the putting of two or more things together to form a whole; in surg., the operation by which divided parts are reunited. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Quotes for synthesis:

  1. Building art is a synthesis of life in materialised form. We should try to bring in under the same hat not a splintered way of thinking, but all in harmony together. – Alvar Aalto
  2. The result of this union would be, not the fortuitous result of a series of approximations and concessions, but the harmonious synthesis of two aspects of a single thought. – Jacques Ibert
  3. Too rigid specialization is almost as bad for a historian's mind, and for his ultimate reputation, as too early an indulgence in broad generalization and synthesis – Samuel E. Morison
  4. A kind of synthesis but with some elements that perhaps you wouldn't have expected in advance. I always like that when that happens, when something comes that is more than the sum of the parts. – Evan Parker
  5. Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits. – Carl Sandburg

Usage examples for synthesis:

  1. This point will meet us again in the following chapter; here we shall speak of the matter only as it bears upon the questions of analysis and synthesis – How We Think by John Dewey
  2. That mute but eloquent parable in stone is the real synthesis of the history of the papacy- the episcopal palace by the tomb of the Apostle, in the first Christian church, at one end, and at the other the fortress which was once a pagan emperor's mausoleum, with its dungeons and its history, secret and open, of crime and bloodshed; and between these the covered way along which the popes pass and repass from one to the other, symbol not of the separation but of the fateful conjunction of spiritual and temporal which has haunted their history. ” – Rome by Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker Hope Malleson
  3. The development of this second synthesis was comparatively slow. ” – Landmarks in the History of Early Christianity by Kirsopp Lake
  4. “ I don't believe I really knew what life meant before I came to the Synthesis – The Coast of Bohemia by William Dean Howells
  5. His landscapes, again, were a synthesis of all landscapes, a grouping of the great truths of light, air, shadow, space. ” – A Text-Book of the History of Painting by John C. Van Dyke
  6. But it would not commonly be considered a synthesis of the best characteristics of the two schools. ” – John Dewey's logical theory by Delton Thomas Howard
  7. Lyricism again is thought without consequence, instinct and presentiment, leaping quickly in lawless synthesis it is union but not a chain formed of individual links, it is melody but not scales. ” – Paul Verlaine by Stefan Zweig
  8. You, Mr. Jones, or Smith, who read this are in your single self a sort of synthesis of the entire animal creation. ” – Editorials-from-the-Hearst-Newspapers by Brisbane, Arthur
  9. “ " Mass action is not a form of action as much as it is a process and synthesis of action. ” – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  10. “ I perceived now very clearly that human life is essentially a creative struggle out of the usage of immemorial years, that the synthesis of our contemporary civilization is this creative impulse rising again in its latest and greatest effort, the creative impulse rising again, as a wave rises from the trough of its predecessors, out of the ruins of our parent system, imperial Rome. ” – The Passionate Friends by Herbert George Wells

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