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The term synthesis (from the ancient Greek σύνθεσις σύν "with" and θέσις "placing") is used in many fields, usually to mean a process which combines together two or more pre-existing elements resulting in the formation of something new. The verb would be to synthesize meaning to make or form a synthesis.

Synthesis may refer to:

  • Philosophy, the end result of a dialectic as in thesis, antithesis, synthesis
  • Sound synthesis, various methods of sound generation in audio electronics
  • Photosynthesis, the process of making new chemicals bonds utilizing light energy.
  • Chemical synthesis, the execution of chemical reactions to form a more complex molecule from chemical precursors
  • Organic synthesis, the synthesis of organic compounds
  • Total synthesis, the complete chemical synthesis of complex organic compounds, usually without the aid of biological processes
[Biosynthesis, that occurs in living organisms
  • A cognitive skill in Benjamin Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives.
  • In electronic design automation, logic synthesis, the process of converting a high-level design into a low-level implementation.
  • In philosophy and science, a higher a priori and a posteriori process than analysis
  • Synthesis (magazine)]], a web site and magazine covering popular culture
  • Synthesis, a journal of chemical synthesis.

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