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synthesis

syn·the·sis

synthesis

 
 
pronunciation:
sIn th sihs
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
inflections: syntheses
definition 1: the combining of discrete elements into a unified compound or entity, or the unified whole formed by such a combining. (Cf. analysis.)
Her newest work of art is a synthesis of all her techniques.
antonyms:
analysis
similar words:
combination, unity
definition 2: in chemistry, the formation of a chemical compound from simpler compounds or elements.
definition 3: a process of reasoning by deduction from given propositions and principles.
derivation: synthesist (n.)
Word Parts
The word synthesis contains the following part:
-sis Greek noun-forming suffix that means act, process, or condition of
synonyms:
-osis