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  1. syn·the·sis
    IPA[ˈsinTHəsəs]
  2. noun

    • 1. the combination of ideas to form a theory or system:

      the synthesis of intellect and emotion in his work the ideology represented a synthesis of certain ideas
    • 2. the process of making compound and derivative words.

    • 3. the use of inflected forms rather than word order to express grammatical structure.

    • 4. the production of chemical compounds by reaction from simpler materials:

      the synthesis of methanol from carbon monoxide and hydrogen
    • 5. (in Hegelian philosophy) the final stage in the process of dialectical reasoning, in which a new idea resolves the conflict between thesis and antithesis.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: synthesis, plural noun: syntheses

    • noun

      the combination of components or elements to form a connected whole:

      the process of making compound and derivative words.

    • noun

      the process of generating spoken language by machine on the basis of written input.
    • noun

      a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen produced industrially, especially from coal, and used as a feedstock in making synthetic chemicals.
    • noun

      a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen produced industrially, especially from coal, and used as a feedstock in making synthetic chemicals.
    • noun

      the process of generating spoken language by machine on the basis of written input.
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