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
Whenever a body experiences a health disturbance, such as sickness or inflammation, extra protein is required to maximize muscle protein synthesis.
However, they’re getting smarter over time as firms toss emotional intelligence, deep fake technology and audio synthesis into the mix.AI chat bots can bring you back from the dead, sort of | Dalvin Brown | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
Other pathfinding problems include navigation, theorem proving and chemical synthesis.How Explainable Artificial Intelligence Can Help Humans Innovate | Forest Agostinelli | January 13, 2021 | Singularity Hub
For a start, it’s much cheaper to amplify or duplicate the data because you can simply grow more cells rather than having to carry out complex artificial DNA synthesis.New Research Could Enable Direct Data Transfer From Computers to Living Cells | Edd Gent | January 11, 2021 | Singularity Hub
We feel that the first step is to be able to directly encode binary data into cells, without having to do in vitro DNA synthesis.New Research Could Enable Direct Data Transfer From Computers to Living Cells | Edd Gent | January 11, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Old Johnson, the chief data synthesist, tried to detain her with some question.Little Fuzzy | Henry Beam Piper
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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