Synthesis meaning

sĭnthĭ-sĭs
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Synthesis is defined as combining a number of different parts or ideas to come up with a new idea or theory.

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.

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A whole made up of parts or elements put together.
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(chemistry) Formation of a compound from simpler compounds or elements.
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The putting together of parts or elements so as to form a whole.
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(chem.) The formation of a complex compound by the combining of two or more simpler compounds, elements, or radicals.
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The formation of something complex or coherent by combining simpler things.
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(chemistry) Formation of a compound from simpler compounds or elements.
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The formation of a chemical compound through the combination of simpler compounds or elements.
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(philos.) In Hegelian philosophy, the unified whole in which opposites (thesis and antithesis) are reconciled.
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A combination, derivation or compilation. See logic synthesis.
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(chemistry) The reaction of elements or compounds to form more complex compounds.
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(logic) A deduction from the general to the particular.
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(philosophy) The combination of thesis and antithesis.
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(military) In intelligence usage, the examining and combining of processed information with other information and intelligence for final interpretation; (JP 1-02).
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(rhetoric) An apt arrangement of elements of a text, especially for euphony.
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Origin of synthesis

  • Latin collection from Greek sunthesis from suntithenai to put together sun- syn- tithenai to put dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin synthesis, from Ancient Greek σύνθεσις (synthesis, “a putting together; composition"), from συντίθημι (suntithÄ“mi, “put together, combine"), from σύν (syn, “together") + τίθημι (tithÄ“mi, “set, place").

    From Wiktionary