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Synthesis, the combination of two or more parts, whether by design or by natural processes. Furthermore, it may imply being prepared or made artificially, in contrast to naturally.

In the sense of both "combination" and "artificial"[edit]

In the sense of "combination"[edit]

In the sense of "artificial"[edit]

  • Synthetic fibers, cloth or other material made from other substances than natural (animal, plant) materials
  • Synthetic intelligence a term emphasizing that true intelligence expressed by computing machines is not an imitation or "artificial."
  • Synthetic or constructed language, such as Esperanto
  • Synthetic music, produced by a synthesizer, a machine to create artificial sound and music
  • Synthetic chord in music theory
  • Synthetic person or legal personality, characteristic of a non-human entity regarded by law as having the status of a person
  • Synthetic elements, chemical elements that are not naturally found on Earth and therefore have to be created in experiments
  • Synthetic data, are any data applicable to a given situation that are not obtained by direct measurement or from live system as described in synthetic data; terminology used in testing of software applications
  • Synthetic monitoring, (also known as active monitoring) is website monitoring that is done using a web browser emulation or scripted recordings of web transactions
  • Synthetic setae, emulate the anatomical processes found on various animals, including the feet of basilisk lizards and the toes of geckos

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