noun (plural syntheses) Etymology: Greek, from syntithenai to put together, from syn- + tithenai to put, place — more at do Date: 1589 1. a. the composition or combination of parts or elements so as to form a whole b. the production of a substance by the union of chemical elements, groups, or simpler compounds or by the degradation of a complex compound c. the combining of often diverse conceptions into a coherent whole; also the complex so formed 2. a. deductive reasoning b. the dialectic combination of thesis and antithesis into a higher stage of truth 3. the frequent and systematic use of inflected forms as a characteristic device of a language • synthesist noun

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