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synthesis

noun [C/U]  /ˈsɪn·θə·sɪs/ ( plural syntheses  /ˈsɪn·θəˌsiz/) us  
the act of combining different ideas or things to make a whole that is new and different from the items considered separately: [C] His latest album is a synthesis of African and Latin rhythms.
synthesize
verb [T]  /ˈsɪn·θəˌsɑɪz/ us  
chemistry The chemical compound was first synthesized in England in 1874.
Translations of “synthesis”
in Spanish síntesis…
in French synthèse…
in German die Synthese…
in Chinese (Traditional) 化學生產, 合成…
in Russian синтез…
in Turkish sentez, bireşim, terkip…
in Chinese (Simplified) 化学生产, 合成…
in Polish synteza…
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