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synthetic

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Definition artificial (man-made rather than natural); or not genuine

A comprehensive dictionary will have more specialized definitions of synthetic which are used in such fields as Philosophy and Linguistics.
  • The couch is covered with synthetic leather.
synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • She said it with a synthetic smile.
  • synthetic = not genuine
  • They are trying to make a good synthetic fabric that breathes better than cotton.
  • synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • Venter built the first synthetic one-celled organism.
  • synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • Chemists learned to make synthetic penicillin.
  • synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • ...the centrifugal pump that kept the liquid moving over the placenta and drove it through the synthetic lung and waste product filter.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • Several of the ingredients were synthetic additives that are permitted under federal organic rules.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore's Dilemma
  • synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • "No, not synthetic starch and cotton-waste flour-substitute," he had insisted.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial (man-made rather than natural)
  • Mustapha Mond's oratory was almost up to synthetic standards.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = machine-made
  • The sound-track roll was unwinding itself in Synthetic Anti-Riot Speech Number Two (Medium Strength).
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = machine-made
  • Two more were busy round the portable Synthetic Music Box.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial
  • Suddenly, from out of the Synthetic Music Box a Voice began to speak.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial
  • AN ALL-SUPER-SINGING, SYNTHETIC-TALKING, COLOURED, STEREOSCOPIC FEELY.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial
  • They interrupted themselves for a moment to sing a synthetic quartet, with full super-orchestral accompaniment and gardenias on the scent organ.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial
  • In the synthetic music machine the sound-track roll began to unwind.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial
  • The synthetic music plant was working as they entered the hall and left nothing to be desired.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial
  • Then to the accompaniment of the synthetic orchestra the First Solidarity Hymn was sung.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial
  • ALL THE LATEST SYNTHETIC MUSIC.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial
  • Three charming girls from the Bureau of Propaganda by Synthetic Voice waylaid him as he stepped out of the lift.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • synthetic = artificial
  • Then came the Bureaux of Propaganda by Television, by Feeling Picture, and by Synthetic Voice and Music respectively–twenty-two floors of them.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
synthetic = artificial

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