from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Relating to or being an instrument whose sound is modified or augmented by a synthesizer.
  • adj. Relating to or being compositions or a composition performed on synthesizers or synthesized instruments.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of synthesize.
  • adj. produced by synthesis
  • adj. produced by a synthesizer


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  • Metallurgists, chemists and industrial engineers discovered or synthesized innovative materials and methods allowing buildings to soar skyward, withstand earthquakes and become transparent.

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