contrived by art rather than nature
"artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted(adj)
"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"
not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
Man-made; of artifice.
The flowers were artificial, and he thought them rather tacky.
Her manner was somewhat artificial.
Origin: Via (French: artificiel), from artificialis from artificium "skill", from artifex, from ars "skill", and -fex, from facere "to make".
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
feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine
artful; cunning; crafty
cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses
Origin: [L. artificialis, fr. artificium: cf. F. artificiel. See Artifice.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'Artificial' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4506
Rank popularity for the word 'Artificial' in Adjectives Frequency: #601
The numerical value of Artificial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Artificial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of Artificial in a Sentence
The greatest benefits will come with great levels of interconnectedness, allowing an artificial intelligence app to determine exactly which street lights should be brightened as cyclists traverse along local bike paths or having smart stop signs communicate with autonomous vehicles.
You use artificial intelligence, hopefully I use natural intelligence.
You can immerse the viewer into worlds -- artificial or reality-like worlds -- that you couldn't do before.
We always thought artificial sweeteners were the perfect free lunch, but we're ignoring the other biology going on.
We are estimating the cost and arranging logistics for the artificial rain. It may take over a week to carry out all the arrangements for the rain.
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Translations for Artificial
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- принуден, прикрит, изкуствен, неестественBulgarian
- fals, artificialCatalan, Valencian
- künstlich, unnatürlichGerman
- αφύσικος, υποκριτικός, τεχνητός, επίπλαστος, προσποιητόςGreek
- luonnoton, keinotekoinen, teennäinenFinnish
- breugach, fuadainScottish Gaelic
- מלאכותי, מלאכותיתHebrew
- innaturale, artificioso, falso, artificialeItalian
- неприроден, вештачкиMacedonian
- artificieel, kunstmatig, nagemaakt, onnatuurlijkDutch
- artificial, falsoPortuguese
- artificial, fals, nenaturalRomanian
- притворный, искусственный, ненатуральныйRussian
- konstgjord, konstladSwedish
- అసహజమైన, కృత్రిమమైనTelugu
- yapay, sahte, yapmacıkTurkish
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