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synthetical Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective 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"- P.S.Welch
  2. adjective of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
    • `all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition

Syn*thet"ic, Syn*thet"ic*al adjective (Also<
  • Synthetic
  • Synthetical
Gr. : cf. F. synthétique.
  1. Of or pertaining to synthesis; consisting in synthesis or composition; as, the synthetic method of reasoning, as opposed to analytical.
    Philosophers hasten too much from the analytic to the synthetic method; that is, they draw general conclusions from too small a number of particular observations and experiments. Bolingbroke.
  2. (Chem.) Artificial. Cf. Synthesis, 2.
  3. (Zoöl.) Comprising within itself structural or other characters which are usually found only in two or more diverse groups; -- said of species, genera, and higher groups. See the Note under Comprehensive, 3.

Webster 1913

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