Composition, or the putting of two or more things
together, as in compounding medicines.
The art or process of making a compound by putting the
ingredients together, as contrasted with analysis; thus, water is made
by synthesis from hydrogen and oxygen; hence, specifically, the
building up of complex compounds by special reactions, whereby their
component radicals are so grouped that the resulting substances are
identical in every respect with the natural articles when such occur;
thus, artificial alcohol, urea, indigo blue, alizarin, etc., are made
The combination of separate elements of thought into a
whole, as of simple into complex conceptions, species into genera,
individual propositions into systems; -- the opposite of analysis.