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Topic: INDUSTRY

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Greek
Origin: syntithenai 'to put together', from syn- ( SYN-) + tithenai 'to put'

synthesis

noun
     
syn‧the‧sis plural syntheses
1 [uncountable and countable] something that has been made by combining different things, or the process of combining things [= combination]
synthesis of
a synthesis of Eastern and Western philosophical ideas
2 [uncountable]TI the act of making a chemical or biological substance
synthesis of
the synthesis of proteins
3 [uncountable]APMTC the production of sounds, speech, or music electronically:
speech synthesis software
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