the combining of the constituent elements of separate material or abstract entities into a single or unified entity (opposed to analysis).
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, a consolidation of the results of various lines of investigation from the 1920s through the 1950s that supported and reconciled the Darwinian theory of evolution and the Mendelian laws of inheritance in terms of natural selection acting on genetic variation.
Psychology, Psychiatry. the integration of traits, attitudes, and impulses to create a total personality.
- syn·the·sist, noun
- non·syn·the·sis, noun, plural non·syn·the·ses.
- re·syn·the·sis, noun, plural re·syn·the·ses.
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How to use synthesis in a sentence
Journalists and watchdogs have been pointing out these issues for years, but the film’s value isn’t its novelty—it’s that it’s a polished and cohesive synthesis of various threads of the conversation.Does Social Media Poison Everything? - Facts So Romantic | Scott Koenig | October 6, 2020 | Nautilus
According to a 2017 paper on BCAAs and muscle protein synthesis, leucine triggers the necessary chemical reactions needed to fuse together muscle fibers, perhaps making this process more efficient.BCAA supplements can enhance your workout, but should you take them? | Amy Schellenbaum | September 10, 2020 | Popular-Science
Like everything our bodies do, muscle protein synthesis is chemically complicated, and can be affected by a variety of compounds, including hormones like testosterone and certain amino acids.BCAA supplements can enhance your workout, but should you take them? | Amy Schellenbaum | September 10, 2020 | Popular-Science
In particular, none of the genes involved in the synthesis, modification or degradation of retinoic acid were present.By Losing Genes, Life Often Evolved More Complexity | Viviane Callier | September 1, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
In late 2018, for example, Insilico was generating novel molecules in fewer than 46 days, and this included not just the initial discovery, but also the synthesis of the drug and its experimental validation in computer simulations.How AI Will Make Drug Discovery Low-Cost, Ultra-Fast, and Personalized | Peter H. Diamandis, MD | July 23, 2020 | Singularity Hub
Palmer's inability to reach a synthesis in almost any area of his life is what makes him exasperating.
I may get the whole synthesis of something, or most of it, an initial impact.
David Frum on Allen Guelzo's compendious synthesis of new thinking about slavery and its aftermath.
Almost all Christians, even most textualists, accept the need for exegesis, synthesis, and theological application.
This was code: the Hebrew writers of Zionism were now reprising this Hellenizing genius and synthesis.
But where there is no existing relation between the words or ideas, it is a case for synthesis, to be taught hereafter.
In such cases, synthesis, which is taught hereafter, develops an indirect relation.
synthesis will be sometimes hereafter resorted to to connect in our minds an event to its date.
Recollective synthesis or Thoughtive Unification is used where no relation exists.
Dorlands Dictionary: synthesis—The artificial building up of a chemic compound by the union of its elements.
British Dictionary definitions for synthesis
the process of combining objects or ideas into a complex whole: Compare 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 language: Compare analysis (def. 5)
philosophy archaic synthetic reasoning
(in the writings of Kant) the unification of one concept with another not contained in it: Compare analysis (def. 7)
the final stage in the Hegelian dialectic, that resolves the contradiction between thesis and antithesis
- synthesist, noun
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Scientific definitions for synthesis
The formation of a chemical compound through the combination of simpler compounds or elements.
- synthesize verb
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