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synthesis

 [sin´thĕ-sis]
1. the creation of an integrated whole by the combining of simpler parts or entities.
2. the formation of a chemical compound by the union of its elements or from other suitable components.
3. in psychiatry, the integration of the various elements of the personality. adj., adj synthet´ic.
synthesis of learning the restructuring of previously learned concepts and behaviors into new patterns.
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syn·the·sis

, pl.

syn·the·ses

(sin'thĕ-sis, -sēz),
1. A building up, putting together, composition.
2. In chemistry, the formation of compounds by the union of simpler compounds or elements.
3. Stage in the cell cycle in which DNA is synthesized as a preliminary to cell division.
[G. fr. syn, together, + thesis, a placing, arranging]
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synthesis

(sĭn′thĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. synthe·ses (-sēz′)
1.
a. The combining of separate elements or substances to form a coherent whole.
b. The complex whole so formed.
2. Chemistry Formation of a compound from simpler compounds or elements.
3. Philosophy
a. Reasoning from the general to the particular; logical deduction.
b. The combination of thesis and antithesis in the Hegelian dialectical process whereby a new and higher level of truth is produced.

syn′the·sist n.
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synthesis

The creation of a whole from simpler parts or components. See Biosynthesis, Cell-free synthesis, Combinatorial biosynthesis, Coordinated enzyme synthesis, Narcosynthesis, Parallel synthesis, Psychosynthesis, Split synthesis.
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syn·the·sis

, pl. syntheses (sin'thĕ-sis, -sēz)
1. Generally, the process of building up, putting together, or composing.
2. chemistry The formation of compounds by the union of simpler compounds or elements.
3. The stage in the cell cycle in which DNA is synthesized as a preliminary to cell division.
[syn- + thesis, a placing, arranging]
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synthesis

see ANABOLISM.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

syn·the·sis

, pl. syntheses (sin'thĕ-sis, -sēz)
1. A composition.
2. In chemistry, formation of compounds by union of simpler compounds or elements.
[syn- + thesis, a placing, arranging]
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