Definitions for factitiousfækˈtɪʃ əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fac•ti•tiousfækˈtɪʃ əs(adj.)

  1. artificial or contrived; not spontaneous or natural.

Origin of factitious:

1640–50; < L factīcius artificial. See fact , -itious


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


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