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.
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").