from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as synthetic.

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  • adjective synthetic

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

  • adjective involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
  • adjective of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts


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  • A real proposition is called synthetical, as attaching some new notion to the subject.

    Deductive Logic

  • Upon such synthetical, that is augmentative propositions, depends the whole aim of our speculative knowledge a priori; for although analytical judgements are indeed highly important and necessary, they are so, only to arrive at that clearness of conceptions which is requisite for a sure and extended synthesis, and this alone is a real acquisition.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

  • Analytical judgements (affirmative) are therefore those in which the connection of the predicate with the subject is cogitated through identity; those in which this connection is cogitated without identity, are called synthetical judgements.

    The Critique of Pure Reason

  • All Mrs. Whirtle's audience agreed with one or more of these propositions except Professor Giblet, who accepted all three saving and excepting the term "synthetical" as applied to Rabelais 'mind.

    On Nothing and Kindred Subjects

  • The diffence in technique implies a diffent frame of mind: the transparent approach seems more synthetical to me.

    Shady Diamond Illusion

  • Her aim at a synthetical expressiveness, so uncommon in Italian women painters of the time, was such that the most important critics immediately noticed her.

    Paola Levi-Montalcini.

  • She writes extremely logically with fine analytical and synthetical prowess about the subjects she covers in her journalism and exhibits courage and wide experience: some first hand - and some garnered from obviously reliable sources.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • However, the opaque approach seems more synthetical to me gouache, while transparent colors are cumulative.

    Shady Diamond Illusion

  • The secret of freedom will be found in the individual 'making himself the depository of the powers respecting himself, so far as he is competent to them, and delegating only what is beyond his competence, by a synthetical process, to higher and higher orders of functionaries, so as to trust fewer and fewer powers in proportion as the trustees become more and more oligarchical.'

    Barack Obama's new line: "Yes we can."

  • Combining domestic production and imports, the gross consumed quantity of synthetical fertilizers totaled 4348 kmt (P) in China, accounting for 27% of global consumption in 2000 (CNCIC 2003).

    Phosphorus use in China


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