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NOUN (1)

1. a compound made artificially by chemical reactions;
[syn: synthetic, synthetic substance]


ADJECTIVE (6)

1. not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially;
- Example: "man-made fibers"
- Example: "synthetic leather"
[syn: man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic]

2. involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis;
- Example: "limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"- P.S.Welch
[syn: synthetic, synthetical]

3. systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words;

4. of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts;
- Example: "`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition"
[syn: synthetic, synthetical]

5. artificial as if portrayed in a film;
- Example: "a novel with flat celluloid characters"
[syn: celluloid, synthetic]

6. not genuine or natural;
- Example: "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Synthetic \Syn*thet"ic\, Synthetical \Syn*thet"ic*al\, a. [Gr. ?: cf. F. synth['e]tique.] 1. Of or pertaining to synthesis; consisting in synthesis or composition; as, the synthetic method of reasoning, as opposed to analytical. [1913 Webster] Philosophers hasten too much from the analytic to the synthetic method; that is, they draw general conclusions from too small a number of particular observations and experiments. --Bolingbroke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) Artificial. Cf. Synthesis, 2. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) Comprising within itself structural or other characters which are usually found only in two or more diverse groups; -- said of species, genera, and higher groups. See the Note under Comprehensive, 3. [1913 Webster] Synthetic language, or Synthetical language, an inflectional language, or one characterized by grammatical endings; -- opposed to analytic language. --R. Morris. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

synthetic adj 1: not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather" [syn: man-made, semisynthetic, synthetic] 2: 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 [syn: synthetic, synthetical] [ant: analytic, analytical] 3: systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words [ant: analytic, uninflected] 4: of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts; "`all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition" [syn: synthetic, synthetical] [ant: analytic, analytical] 5: artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters" [syn: celluloid, synthetic] 6: not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will n 1: a compound made artificially by chemical reactions [syn: synthetic, synthetic substance]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

28 Moby Thesaurus words for "synthetic": adhesive, artificial, bogus, cast plastic, cellulose plastic, counterfeit, ersatz, extruded plastic, fake, false, imitation, laminate, man-made, manufactured, mock, molded plastic, molding compounds, plastic, polymer, protein plastic, pseudo, resin plastic, sham, spurious, synthetic fabric, synthetic rubber, thermoplastic, thermosetting plastic