- 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.
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It provides us with the capabilities to actualize a synthetic evolutionary future.With CRISPR, humans can create their own evolutionary future|Adrian Woolfson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Making synthetic fertilizer is heavily reliant on finite resources and fossil fuels.Your pee could be the golden ticket to a greener world|Ula Chrobak|November 19, 2020|Popular Science
Collett, a Vanderbilt grad, has been investing in software and hardware for more than 15 years, across areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, space, fintech, robotics, synthetic biology, computer vision and connected cars.Space investors will see into the future at TechCrunch Sessions: Space|Connie Loizos|October 30, 2020|TechCrunch
LabGenius is using robotic automation, synthetic biology, and machine learning to speed that process up.This startup is using robots and A.I. to design new drugs|Jeremy Kahn|October 29, 2020|Fortune
They selected one of the most promising and created a synthetic replica.
The pearl is not produced synthetically, but many imitations exist.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Analytically and synthetically we understand the god-idea as previous generations could not understand it.Theism or Atheism|Chapman Cohen
The converse is only true when we are constructing our sentences synthetically, word by word, but this is not a sound process.
Shall we memorize sentences or shall we learn to construct them, both synthetically and by the substitution process?
The bulk of the indigo which now comes into the European market is prepared synthetically from coal tar.