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syn·thet·ic

(sin-thet'ik),
Relating to or made by synthesis.

synthetic

(sĭn-thĕt′ĭk)
adj.
1. Relating to, involving, or of the nature of synthesis.
2. Chemistry Produced by synthesis, especially not of natural origin.
3.
a. Prepared or made artificially: synthetic leather.
b. Not natural or genuine; artificial or contrived: "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic" (George F. Will).
4. Linguistics Relating to or being a language, such as Latin or Russian, that uses inflectional affixes to express syntactic relationships.
5. Logic & Philosophy Relating to or being a proposition that attributes to a subject a predicate not inherent in the subject and that does not result in a contradiction if negated.
6. Of or relating to a financial instrument or investment that consists entirely of derivatives, especially swap contracts.
n.
A synthetic chemical compound or material.

syn·thet′i·cal·ly adv.

synthetic

[sinthet′ik]
pertaining to a substance that is produced by an artificial rather than a natural process or material.

syn·thet·ic

(sin-thet'ik)
Relating to or made by synthesis.

syn·thet·ic

(sin-thet'ik)
Relating to or made by synthesis.

synthetic,

n a substance that is produced by an artificial rather than a natural process or material.
synthetic porcelain,

synthetic

artificially produced.

synthetic fibers
fibers such as nylon, Dacron and Teflon compete with the natural fibers in the weaving of fabrics. The rise in oil prices in the late 1970s made them less competitive. Synthetic fibers have revolutionized the manufacture and use of sutures in surgery.
synthetic milk
see milk replacer.
synthetic organic dyes
includes azo, acridine and rosaniline dyes. Used topically as weak antimicrobial agents.
synthetic reaction
a metabolic reaction in which two substances are synthesized into one, e.g. detoxication in the liver.
synthetic rubber
may contain tricresyl phosphate and cause intoxication of animal having access to litter made of it.
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