synthesis

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English[edit]

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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 συν- (sun-, together) + τίθημι (títhēmi, set, place).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsɪnθəsɪs/
  • Hyphenation: syn‧the‧sis

Noun[edit]

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.
  7. (grammar) The uniting of ideas into a sentence.
  8. (medicine) The reunion of parts that have been divided.

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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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Noun[edit]

synthesis f (genitive synthesis or syntheseōs or synthesios); 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

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (Greek-type, i-stem, i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative synthesis synthesēs
syntheseis
Genitive synthesis
syntheseōs
synthesios
synthesium
Dative synthesī synthesibus
Accusative synthesim
synthesin
synthesem1
synthesēs
synthesīs
Ablative synthesī
synthese1
synthesibus
Vocative synthesis
synthesi
synthesēs
syntheseis

1Found sometimes in Medieval and New Latin.

Descendants[edit]

  • French: synthèse

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Welsh[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English sythesis, from Latin synthesis, from Ancient Greek σύνθεσις (súnthesis, a putting together; composition).

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Usage notes[edit]

Being a word borrowed from English derived from Greek, the y in synthesis is pronounced /ɨ̞, ɪ/ rather than expected /ə/. To preserve consistency between pronunciation and spelling, some prefer to spell this word sunthesis. Nevertheless, synthesis is the more common spelling of the two. See pyramid/puramid, symbol/sumbol, system/sustem for similar examples.

Noun[edit]

synthesis m (plural synthesisau)

  1. synthesis

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Further reading[edit]

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950-), “synthesis”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies