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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.

syn·thet·ic

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

syn·thet·ic

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