Definitions of synthesis

  1. the combination of ideas into a complex whole
  2. Composition, or the putting of two or more things together, as in compounding medicines.
  3. The art or process of making a compound by putting the ingredients together, as contrasted with analysis; thus, water is made by synthesis from hydrogen and oxygen; hence, specifically, the building up of complex compounds by special reactions, whereby their component radicals are so grouped that the resulting substances are identical in every respect with the natural articles when such occur; thus, artificial alcohol, urea, indigo blue, alizarin, etc., are made by synthesis.
  4. The combination of separate elements of thought into a whole, as of simple into complex conceptions, species into genera, individual propositions into systems; -- the opposite of analysis.
  5. The putting of things together to form a whole: opposite to analysis.
  6. 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.
  7. Composition; combination of elements to form a whole.
  8. A putting together; construction.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Synthetic.
  12. Synthetical.
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