What does factitious mean?

Definitions for factitiousfækˈtɪʃ əs

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. factitious(adj)

    not produced by natural forces

    "brokers created a factitious demand for stocks"


  1. factitious(Adjective)

    Created by humans, artificial.

  2. factitious(Adjective)

    Counterfeit, fabricated.

  3. Origin: From factitius "artificial", from facere "to make, do".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Factitious(adj)

    made by art, in distinction from what is produced by nature; artificial; sham; formed by, or adapted to, an artificial or conventional, in distinction from a natural, standard or rule; not natural; as, factitious cinnabar or jewels; a factitious taste

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Factitious

    fak-tish′us, adj. made by art, in opposition to what is natural or spontaneous: conventional.—adv. Facti′tiously.—n. Facti′tiousness.—adjs. Fac′titive, causative; Fac′tive (obs.), making. [L. factitiusfacĕre, to make.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of factitious in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of factitious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Images & Illustrations of factitious

  1. factitiousfactitiousfactitious

Translations for factitious

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for factitious »


Find a translation for the factitious definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these factitious definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"factitious." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 22 Jan. 2018. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/factitious>.

Are we missing a good definition for factitious? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for factitious:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.