Synthesis is defined as combining a number of different parts or ideas to come up with a new idea or theory.(noun)
An example of synthesis is when you read several books and use all of the information to come up with a thesis on the subject.
See synthesis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. syntheses
Origin: Gr < syn-, together + tithenai, to place, do
See synthesis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. syn·the·ses (-sēzˌ)
Origin: Latin, collection
Origin: , from Greek sunthesis
Origin: , from suntithenai, to put together
Origin: : sun-, syn-
Origin: + tithenai, to put; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
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