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Noun: synthesis (syntheses)  sin-thi-sis
  1. The process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds)
  2. The combination of ideas into a complex whole
    - synthetic thinking
  3. Reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
    - deduction, deductive reasoning

Derived forms: syntheses

Type of: abstract thought, chemical action, chemical change, chemical process, logical thinking, reasoning

Antonym: analysis

Encyclopedia: Synthesis