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symmetry

Short Definition : arrangement of parts so that balance is obtained; congruity; ADJ. symmetrical

Definition
(noun) (mathematics) an attribute of a shape or relation; exact reflection of form on opposite sides of a dividing line or plane
Definition
(noun) balance among the parts of something
Synonyms : proportion

Definition
(noun) (physics) the property of being isotropic; having the same value when measured in different directions
Synonyms : isotropy

synchronous

Short Definition : similarly timed; simultaneous with; occurring at the same time; V. synchronize

Definition
(adj) occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
Synonyms : synchronal , synchronic
Example Sentence
  • recovery was synchronous with therapy
  • a synchronous set of clocks
  • the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight
  • synchronous oscillations

Definition
(adj) (digital communication) pertaining to a transmission technique that requires a common clock signal (a timing reference) between the communicating devices in order to coordinate their transmissions
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for synchronous

syn is root use for togather and crone is use for time so togather at same time
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by Ram Chouksey

SAME+CHRONUS...chronusmeans time...hence synchronous means existing or occurring at the same time.......
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by nileshdive

synoptic

Short Definition : providing a general overview; summary; N. synopsis

Definition
(adj) presenting a summary or general view of a whole
Example Sentence
  • a synoptic presentation of a physical theory

Definition
(adj) presenting or taking the same point of view; used especially with regard to the first three gospels of the New Testament
Synonyms : synoptical
Example Sentence
  • synoptic sayings

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for synoptic

something like synopsis
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by pranav290391

Synopsis = Syn+Optic
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by atiya

synthesis

Short Definition : combining parts or separate things into a whole; the whole so formed; PL. syntheses; V. synthesize

Definition
(noun) the process of producing a chemical compound (usually by the union of simpler chemical compounds)
Definition
(noun) the combination of ideas into a complex whole
Synonyms : synthetic thinking

Definition
(noun) reasoning from the general to the particular (or from cause to effect)
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for synthesis

As in photosynthesis - which combines carbondioxide , organic material and light to give Oxygen ...
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by testprep

Synchronizing theses
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by tanvirmclv

Remember various chemical reactions were synthesis reactions... Various compounds were prepared from two different substances..
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by RajeshBorkar

Sync + thesis >> Imagine some scientists sitting together and sharing their knowledge and combining their thesis to invent some new thing or write some new thesis..
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by RajeshBorkar

synthetic

Short Definition : not natural; artificial; resulting from synthesis; Ex. synthetic fiber; N.

Definition
(noun) a compound made artificially by chemical reactions
Synonyms : synthetic substance

Definition
(adj) not of natural origin; prepared or made artificially
Synonyms : man-made , semisynthetic
Example Sentence
  • man-made fibers
  • synthetic leather

Definition
(adj) involving or of the nature of synthesis (combining separate elements to form a coherent whole) as opposed to analysis
Synonyms : synthetical
Example Sentence
  • limnology is essentially a synthetic science composed of elements...that extend well beyond the limits of biology

Definition
(adj) systematic combining of root and modifying elements into single words
Definition
(adj) of a proposition whose truth value is determined by observation or facts
Synonyms : synthetical
Example Sentence
  • `all men are arrogant' is a synthetic proposition

Definition
(adj) artificial as if portrayed in a film
Synonyms : celluloid
Example Sentence
  • a novel with flat celluloid characters

Definition
(adj) not genuine or natural
Example Sentence
  • counterfeit rhetoric that flourishes when passions are synthetic

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