What does artificial mean?

Definitions for artificialˌɑr təˈfɪʃ əl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word artificial.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. artificial, unreal(adj)

    contrived by art rather than nature

    "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"

  2. artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted(adj)

    artificially formal

    "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"

  3. artificial(adj)

    not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

Wiktionary

  1. artificial(Adjective)

    Man-made; of artifice.

    The flowers were artificial, and he thought them rather tacky.

  2. artificial(Adjective)

    False, misleading.

    Her manner was somewhat artificial.

  3. artificial(Adjective)

    Unnatural.

  4. Origin: Via (French: artificiel), from artificialis from artificium "skill", from artifex, from ars "skill", and -fex, from facere "to make".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artificial(adj)

    made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers

  2. Artificial(adj)

    feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine

  3. Artificial(adj)

    artful; cunning; crafty

  4. Artificial(adj)

    cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses

  5. Origin: [L. artificialis, fr. artificium: cf. F. artificiel. See Artifice.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'artificial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4506

  2. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'artificial' in Adjectives Frequency: #601

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of artificial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of artificial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alan J. Perlis:

    A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.

  2. Bill Bulko:

    Artificial Intelligence the art of making computers that behave like the ones in movies.

  3. Guillermo Ameer:

    Most importantly, we may have found a way to integrate an artificial ligament with native bone.

  4. Alfred E. Newman:

    We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons...

  5. Alex Garland:

    It just means you’ve got to be careful and broadly speaking I think if we were able to create strong A.I.s I think Artificial Intelligence would probably be Artificial Intelligence.

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