Meaning of synthetic

Definition of synthetic

(adj) not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"
involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis; "limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch
systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts; "`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"
artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters"
not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will
(noun) a compound made artificially by chemical reactions

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