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Definition of synthesis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//‑siz//
    (pl. syntheses
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] synthesis (of something) the act of combining separate ideas, beliefs, styles, etc.; a mixture or combination of ideas, beliefs, styles, etc. the synthesis of art with everyday life a synthesis of traditional and modern values
  2. 2[uncountable] (technology) the natural chemical production of a substance in animals and plants protein synthesis the synthesis of nucleic acids
  3. 3[uncountable] (technology) the artificial production of a substance that is present naturally in animals and plants the synthesis of penicillin
  4. 4[uncountable] (technology) the production of sounds, music, or speech by electronic means speech synthesis
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