synthesis

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Etymology[edit]

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).

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synthesis (countable and uncountable, plural syntheses)

  1. The formation of something complex or coherent by combining simpler things.
  2. (chemistry) The reaction of elements or compounds to form more complex compounds.
  3. (logic) A deduction from the general to the particular.
  4. (philosophy) The combination of thesis and antithesis.
  5. (military) In intelligence usage, the examining and combining of processed information with other information and intelligence for final interpretation.
  6. (rhetoric) An apt arrangement of elements of a text, especially for euphony.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek σύνθεσις (súnthesis, a putting together; composition), from συντίθημι (suntíthēmi, put together, combine), from σύν (sún, together) + τίθημι (títhēmi, set, place).

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synthesis f (genitive synthesis); third declension

  1. A collection or reunion of many objects of analogous nature.
  2. mixture, compound (medicine)
  3. suit (of clothes); costume
  4. dinner service

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Third declension, alternative accusative singular in -im, alternative ablative singular in and accusative plural in -īs.

Case Singular Plural
nominative synthesis synthesēs
genitive synthesis synthesium
dative synthesī synthesibus
accusative synthesem
synthesim
synthesēs
synthesīs
ablative synthese
synthesī
synthesibus
vocative synthesis synthesēs

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References[edit]

  • synthesis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • synthesis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • synthesis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • synthesis in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin