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 for Synthetic language
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Synthetic \Syn*thet"ic\, Synthetical \Syn*thet"ic*al\, a. [Gr.
     ?: cf. F. synth['e]tique.]
     1. Of or pertaining to synthesis; consisting in synthesis or
        composition; as, the synthetic method of reasoning, as
        opposed to analytical.
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              Philosophers hasten too much from the analytic to
              the synthetic method; that is, they draw general
              conclusions from too small a number of particular
              observations and experiments.         --Bolingbroke.
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     2. (Chem.) Artificial. Cf. Synthesis, 2.
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     3. (Zool.) Comprising within itself structural or other
        characters which are usually found only in two or more
        diverse groups; -- said of species, genera, and higher
        groups. See the Note under Comprehensive, 3.
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     Synthetic language, or Synthetical language, an
        inflectional language, or one characterized by grammatical
        endings; -- opposed to analytic language. --R. Morris.
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