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'synthetic' - used as an adjective
1. not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
synthetic leather
2. involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology
3. systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
4. of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
'all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition
5. artificial as if portrayed in a film
6. not genuine or natural
counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic

'synthetic' - used as a noun
7. a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
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