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synthetic

1. (of a substance or material) made artificially by chemical reaction
2. Philosophy
a. (of a proposition) having a truth-value that is not determined solely by virtue of the meanings of the words, as in all men are arrogant
b. contingent
3. a synthetic substance or material
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synthetic

see ANALYTIC AND SYNTHETIC.
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