The term synthesis (from the ancient Greek σύνθεσις σύν "with" and θέσις "placing") is used in many fields, usually to mean a process which combines together two or more pre-existing elements resulting in the formation of something new. The verb would be to synthesize meaning to make or form a synthesis. Synthesis may refer to:

*subtractive synthesis
*frequency modulation synthesis

*Organic synthesis, the synthesis of organic compounds
*Peptide synthesis, a special case
*Total synthesis, the complete chemical synthesis of complex organic compounds, usually without the aid of biological processes
*Biosynthesis, that occurs in living organisms

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