Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who synthesizes.
  • n. A musician who plays a synthesizer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who employs synthesis, or who follows synthetic methods.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who employs synthesis, or who follows synthetic methods. Compare synthetist.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an intellectual who synthesizes or uses synthetic methods

Etymologies

synthesize +‎ -ist (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • While discerning new listeners might favor the obscure, they should not miss Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour, who remains one of the greatest and most successful living African performers, a pop stylist and synthesist without peer.

    Getting the Band Back Together

  • This is the synthesist and electronic percussionist for the band.

    Archive 2009-08-09

  • Well, I'm still busy, still looking for paying work if you know anyone in need of a freelance editor, point them at me; anyone with a niche book to publish, I may be interested; anyone interested in hiring a smart intellectual synthesist, I'm available, but really, no need to worry about big unnamed scaries.

    ianrandalstrock's Journal

  • Ashley meanwhile suggests more reasonably that Mandy is simply back performing his historic role as an able synthesist to GB's eye for analytical detail.

    A Tale of Two Videos: The Daily Politics on Brown

  • I tend to be a shamelessly utilitarian synthesist when it comes to using critical frameworks, chopping and welding together bits and pieces of ideas from New Criticism's close readings, post-colonial insecurities about national identity, and even the occasional foray into *gasp* Marxist theory which I don't normally like, but is occasionally interesting when examining social power structures in Fantasy and Sci-Fi and using whatever seems handy for the story in question.

    Do We Need A New Poetics For Philippine Spec. Fic.?

  • Proof that I am an intellectual magpie hopelessly derivative an amazing synthesist – a blog post that brings together two of my many favorite Fretmarks posts – Facts and Figures and It must be the weather.

    Elephants

  • A key issue was the quality of the synthesist on the team.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Science vs. Politics?

  • The rival lab actually posted their chemist nearby, waiting until our synthesist left the presentation to look at others, and then aproached loudly, deliberately loudly, so others would notice, contested the sysntehesis, demanding that the behaviorist answer his chemical questions.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Science vs. Politics?

  • The fact that he was more or less able to do so and function in society is a testament to his brilliance and makes him a perfect all-subject systems analyst, or “synthesist.”

    Blindsight, Peter Watts

  • Which did not bode well for L.A. But, being a “bloody professional” and all, Smith and wife/synthesist sidekick Elena Poulou endeavored to fulfill contractual obligations and finish the tour (a novel concept, if one knows the Fall's history).

    The Fall online - latest Fall News

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