Synthesis means to bring ideas together, or to make something out of parts which were independent. It is the opposite of analysis.
- As an intellectual activity, synthesis occurs often in philosophy and science. In philosophy, synthesis is the end of a process of argument. Two examples of people whose work was mostly synthesis are:
- In chemistry, to synthesize is to make new compounds from simpler elements.
- In acoustics, speech synthesis is the artificial production of human speech.
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