• enPR: sĭnthĕt'ĭk, IPA: /sɪnˈθɛtɪk/


  1. Of, or relating to synthesis.
  2. (chemistry) Produced by synthesis instead of being isolated from a natural source (but may be identical to a product so obtained).
  3. Artificial, not genuine,
  4. (grammar) Pertaining to the joining of bound morphemes in a word (compare analytic).
  5. (linguistics) Of a language, having a grammar principally dependent on the use of bound morphemes to indicate syntactic relationships (compare analytic).
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: sintético
  • Russian: синтети́ческий
Translations Translations
  • Russian: синтети́ческий

synthetic (plural synthetics)

  1. A synthetic compound.

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