- the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity (opposed to analysis,) the separating of any material or abstract entity into its constituent elements.
- a complex whole formed by combining.
- Chemistry. the forming or building of a more complex substance or compound from elements or simpler compounds.
- Philosophy. the third stage of argument in Hegelian dialectic, which reconciles the mutually contradictory first two propositions, thesis and antithesis.
- Biology. modern synthesis,
- Psychology, Psychiatry. the integration of traits, attitudes, and impulses to create a total personality.
Origin of synthesis
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- the process of combining objects or ideas into a complex wholeCompare analysis
- the combination or whole produced by such a process
- the process of producing a compound by a chemical reaction or series of reactions, usually from simpler or commonly available starting materials
- linguistics the use of inflections rather than word order and function words to express the syntactic relations in a languageCompare analysis (def. 5)
- philosophy archaic synthetic reasoning
- (in the writings of Kant) the unification of one concept with another not contained in itCompare analysis (def. 7)
- the final stage in the Hegelian dialectic, that resolves the contradiction between thesis and antithesis
C17: via Latin from Greek sunthesis, from suntithenai to put together, from syn- + tithenai to place
Word Origin and History for resynthesis
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The combining of separate elements or substances to form a coherent whole.
- Formation of a chemical compound from simpler compounds or elements.
- A period in the cell cycle.
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- The formation of a chemical compound through the combination of simpler compounds or elements.
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