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synthetic /sɪnˈθɛtɪk/ adj
Also: synthetical
  1. (of a substance or material) made artificially by chemical reaction
  2. not genuine; insincere: synthetic compassion
  3. denoting languages, such as Latin, whose morphology is characterized by synthesis
  4. (of a proposition) having a truth-value that is not determined solely by virtue of the meanings of the words, as in all men are arrogant
  5. contingent
  1. a synthetic substance or material
Etymology: 17th Century: from New Latin syntheticus, from Greek sunthetikos expert in putting together, from suntithenai to put together; see synthesis

synˈthetically adv

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