Meaning of “synthetic” in the English Dictionary

"synthetic" in British English

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syntheticadjective

uk /sɪnˈθet.ɪk/ us /sɪnˈθet̬.ɪk/
synthetically
adverb uk /sɪnˈθet.ɪ.kəl.i/ us /sɪnˈθet̬.ɪ.kəl.i/

(Definition of “synthetic” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"synthetic" in American English

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syntheticadjective

us /sɪnˈθet̬·ɪk/

of or relating to products made from artificial substances, often copying a natural product:

synthetic sweeteners
a synthetic fiber

(Definition of “synthetic” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"synthetic" in Business English

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syntheticadjective

uk /sɪnˈθetɪk/ us

made artificially and not produced from natural substances:

synthetic fibres
synthetically
adverb

synthetically produced drugs

syntheticnoun [ C ]

uk /sɪnˈθetɪk/ us

an artificial substance or material:

Man-made gem products are known as synthetics.
natural fibres, such as wool and cotton, and synthetics

(Definition of “synthetic” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)