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"synthetic" in British English

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syntheticadjective

uk   /sɪnˈθet.ɪk/  us   /-ˈθet̬-/
Synthetic ​products are made from ​artificialsubstances, often ​copying a ​naturalproduct: synthetic ​fibres disapproving false or ​artificial: She ​criticized the synthetic ​charm of TV ​hosts.
synthetically
adverb uk   us   /-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 ​artificialsubstances, often ​copying a ​naturalproduct: 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   us   /sɪnˈθetɪk/
made artificially and not ​produced from ​natural substances: synthetic ​fibres
synthetically
adverb
synthetically ​produceddrugs

syntheticnoun [C]

uk   us   /sɪnˈθetɪk/
an artificial substance or ​material: Man-made gem ​products are known as synthetics. naturalfibres, such as wool and cotton, and synthetics
(Definition of synthetic from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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