Synthesis

Definition

noun, plural: syntheses

(1) (biochemistry) The production of an organic compound in a living thing, especially as aided by enzymes

(2) (chemistry) The act or process of forming a complex substance by combining or integrating two or more chemical entities, especially through a chemical reaction

(3) (psychiatry) The integration of different elements of the personality, in opposition to analysis


Word origin: Latin synthesis, from Ancient Greek synthesis (a putting together)

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