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In general, the noun synthesis (from the ancient Greek σύνθεσις, σύν "with" and θέσις "placing") refers to a combination of two or more entities that together form something new; alternately, it refers to the creating of something by artificial means. The corresponding verb, to synthesize (or synthesise), means to make or form a synthesis.

Synthesis or synthesize may also refer to:


Chemistry and biochemistry

  • Chemical synthesis, the execution of chemical reactions to form a more complex molecule from chemical precursors
  • Biosynthesis, the creation of an organic compound in a living organism, usually aided by enzymes

Chemical engineering


  • Nucleosynthesis, the process of creating new atomic nuclei from pre-existing nucleons


  • 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

  • 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



  • Synthesis anarchism is a form of anarchist organization which tries to join anarchists of different tendencies



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