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Synthesis or synthesize may refer to:


Chemistry and biochemistry[edit]

  • Chemical synthesis, the execution of chemical reactions to form a more complex molecule from chemical precursors
    • Organic synthesis, the chemical synthesis of organic compounds
      • Total synthesis, the complete organic synthesis of complex organic compounds, usually without the aid of biological processes
      • Convergent synthesis or linear synthesis, a strategy to improve the efficiency of multi-step chemical syntheses
    • Dehydration synthesis, a chemical synthesis resulting in the loss of a water molecule
  • Biosynthesis, the creation of an organic compound in a living organism, usually aided by enzymes


  • Nucleosynthesis, the process of creating new atomic nuclei from pre-existing nucleons
  • Kinematic synthesis, part of the process of designing a machine to achieve its objective


  • Logic synthesis, the process of converting a higher-level form of a design into a lower-level implementation
  • High-level synthesis, an automated design process that interprets an algorithmic description of a desired behavior and creates hardware that implements that behavior
  • Frequency synthesizer, an electronic system for generating any of a range of frequencies

Speech and sound creation[edit]

  • Sound synthesis, various methods of sound generation in audio electronics
    • Wave field synthesis, a spatial audio rendering technique, characterized by creation of virtual acoustic environments
    • Subtractive synthesis, a method of creating a sound by removing harmonics, characterised by the application of an audio filter to an audio signal
    • Frequency modulation synthesis, a form of audio synthesis where the timbre of a simple waveform is changed by frequency modulating it with a modulating frequency that is also in the audio range
  • Speech synthesis, the artificial production of human speech


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