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[n] a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
[adj] (logic) of a proposition; having a truth value determined by observation or facts, as"all men are arrogant"
[adj] (linguistics) systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
[adj] 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
[adj] not genuine or natural; "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic"- George Will
[adj] artificial as if portrayed in a film; "a novel with flat celluloid characters"
[adj] (chemistry) not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially; "man-made fibers"; "synthetic leather"

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