- noting a gem mineral manufactured so as to be physically, chemically, and optically identical with the mineral as found in nature.
- (not in technical use) noting a gem mineral manufactured and pigmented in imitation of a natural gemstone of that name.
- substances or products made by chemical synthesis, as plastics or artificial fibers.
- the science or industry concerned with such products.
Origin of synthetic
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Examples from the Web for synthetical
Historical Examples of synthetical
Conjunction is the representation of the synthetical unity of the manifold.
Now what is this tertium quid that is to be the medium of all synthetical judgements?
With what synthetical power he refuted the Homoiousian theory.Talkers
It was some kind of synthetical air-knowledge that he sought.The Promise of Air
The bases of the science which he created are contained in a synthetical table.Delsarte System of Oratory
adjective Also: synthetical
Word Origin for synthetic
1690s, as a term in logic, from French synthétique (17c.), from Modern Latin syntheticus, from Greek synthetikos, from synthetos, past participle of syntithenai (see synthesis). From 1874 in reference to products or materials made artificially by chemical synthesis; hence "artificial" (1930).