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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 syn·thet·ic /sɪnˈθɛtɪk/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 syn·thet·ic /sɪnˈθɛtɪk/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Syn·thet·ic Syn·thet·ic·al a.
 1. Of or pertaining to synthesis; consisting in synthesis or composition; as, the synthetic method of reasoning, as opposed to analytical.
    Philosophers hasten too much from the analytic to the synthetic method; that is, they draw general conclusions from too small a number of particular observations and experiments.   --Bolingbroke.
 2. Chem. Artificial.  Cf. Synthesis, 2.
 3. Zool. Comprising within itself structural or other characters which are usually found only in two or more diverse groups; -- said of species, genera, and higher groups. See the Note under Comprehensive, 3.
 Synthetic language, or Synthetical language, an inflectional language, or one characterized by grammatical endings; -- opposed to analytic language. --R. Morris.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially;
             "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather" [syn: man-made,
      2: involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate
         elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis;
         "limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of
         elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology"-
         P.S.Welch [syn: synthetical] [ant: analytic]
      3: systematic combining of root and modifying elements into
         single words [ant: analytic]
      4: of a proposition whose truth value is determined by
         observation or facts; "`all men are arrogant' is a
         synthetic proposition" [syn: synthetical] [ant: analytic]
      5: artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat
         celluloid characters" [syn: celluloid]
      6: not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that
         flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will
      n : a compound made artificially by chemical reactions