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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

Narrower (hyponym)syllogism

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