noun, plural syn·the·ses [sin-thuh-seez]. /ˈsɪn θəˌsiz/.
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Origin of synthesis
OTHER WORDS FROM synthesissyn·the·sist, nounnon·syn·the·sis, noun, plural non·syn·the·ses.re·syn·the·sis, noun, plural re·syn·the·ses.
Example sentences from the Web for synthesis
We now proceed to consider the properties, syntheses, decompositions and constitution of the benzene complex.
In all these syntheses the fundamental change is the same, viz.Coal|Raphael Meldola
These syntheses afford another instance of the singular action of aluminum chloride in attacking the benzene nucleus.
These latter are syntheses of many ideas, and centuries of human thought have laboured on their gigantic figures.Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3)|Charles Eliot
The agencies operative in the production of volatile acids and syntheses of esters are as yet undefined.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
British Dictionary definitions for synthesis
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz)
- (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