Definition of synthetic noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//sɪnˈθetɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//sɪnˈθetɪk//
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an artificial substance or material cotton fabrics and synthetics material with the feel of a natural fibre and the durability of a synthetic Word Originlate 17th cent.: from French synthétique or modern Latin syntheticus, from Greek sunthetikos, based on suntithenai ‘place together’.
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