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syn·thet·ic  audio  (sn-thtk) KEY 

ADJECTIVE:
  1. Relating to, involving, or of the nature of synthesis.
  2. Chemistry Produced by synthesis, especially not of natural origin.
    1. Not natural or genuine; artificial or contrived: "counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic" (George F. Will).
    2. Prepared or made artificially: synthetic leather. See Synonyms at artificial.
  3. Linguistics Relating to or being a language, such as Latin or Russian, that uses inflectional affixes to express syntactic relationships.
  4. Logic & Philosophy Relating to or being a proposition that attributes to a subject a predicate not inherent in the subject and that does not result in a contradiction if negated.
NOUN:
A synthetic chemical compound or material.

ETYMOLOGY:
Greek sunthetikos, skilled in putting together, component, from sunthetos, combined, from suntithenai, to put together ; see synthesis

OTHER FORMS:
syn·theti·cal·ly(Adverb)


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