synthesis

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /ˈsɪnθɪsɪs/
  • (US) IPA: /ˈsinTHəsis/
  • Hyphenation: syn‧the‧sis

Noun[change]

Singular
synthesis

Plural
syntheses

  1. (countable) (chemistry) A synthesis is the combination of simpler components to form something more complex.
    Our chemistry teacher explained us the ammonia synthesis today.
  2. (countable) In logic, synthesis is the use of deduction to get from the general case to the particular.
  3. (countable) In philosophy, synthesis is the thesis and antithesis are combined to form the synthesis.
  4. (countable) In rhetoric, synthesis is an good arrangement of elements of a text, especially for euphony.