From Latin synthesis, from Ancient Greek σύνθεσις (súnthesis, “a putting together; composition”), from συντίθημι (suntíthēmi, “put together, combine”), from σύν (sún, “together”) + τίθημι (títhēmi, “set, place”).
synthesis (plural syntheses)
- The formation of something complex or coherent by combining simpler things.
- (chemistry) The reaction of elements or compounds to form more complex compounds.
- (logic) A deduction from the general to the particular.
- (philosophy) The combination of thesis and antithesis.
- (military) In intelligence usage, the examining and combining of processed information with other information and intelligence for final interpretation; (JP 1-02).
- (rhetoric) An apt arrangement of elements of a text, especially for euphony.
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- synthesis in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- synthesis in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
synthesis f (genitive synthesis); third declension
Third declension i-stem, alternative accusative singular in -im and ablative singular in -ī.