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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

synthetic

see ANALYTIC AND SYNTHETIC.
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Acting Inspector Detective Sam Bliss remarked that the chemical compounds found in the synthetic cannabis can be dangerous since they are not natural alternative to real drugs.
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When synthetic biologists do create fully synthetic cells--and they will, at some point--then we should describe it as creating life, for that would be true.
Traditional petroleum products have been relatively inexpensive, making it impossible for synthetic fuels to compete unless they received subsidies from the government.
If off-track and Internet betting was California racing's revolution of the 1990s, and more aggressive drug testing has defined the past few years, synthetic tracks are the new rage for an industry fighting for its sports and gambling niche.
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JM Synthetic Grass can be applied to virtually any surface.
For starters, giving up sustainable synthetic nitrogen fertilizer would require sacrificing millions of people to reduce food needs, or sacrificing millions of square miles of wildlife habitat to make more manure.
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If, however, the shareholder owned 6% through the synthetic equity rules and 24% directly (instead of 30% directly), he or she would be a disqualified shareholder (5% deemed-owned SESOP shares + 6% synthetic equity ownership exceeds the 10% threshold in Temp.
Many products labeled 70 percent organic because of hydrosol actually contain the same synthetic cleansers, conditioners and preservatives found in mainstream brands," argues Kaye.
a leading developer of orthopaedic biomaterials, has completed the initial clinical pilot study in Europe for RHAKOSS Synthetic Bone Spinal Implant.