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English noun: synthesis

1. synthesis (process) the process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds)


Broader (hypernym)chemical action, chemical change, chemical process


Narrower (hyponym)biogenesis, biosynthesis, chemosynthesis, nucleosynthesis

2. synthesis (cognition) the combination of ideas into a complex whole


Synonymssynthetic thinking


Broader (hypernym)abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning


Antonymsanalytic thinking, analysis

3. synthesis (cognition) reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)


Synonymsdeduction, deductive reasoning


Broader (hypernym)abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning


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