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Definitions for artificial
ˌɑr təˈfɪʃ əlar·ti·fi·cial

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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.

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

  2. artificial(Adjective)

    False, misleading.

    Her manner was somewhat artificial.

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

  3. artificial(Adjective)

    Unnatural.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Artificial(adj)

    feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine

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

  3. Artificial(adj)

    artful; cunning; crafty

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

  4. Artificial(adj)

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

    Etymology: [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

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How to say artificial in sign language?

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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

Examples of artificial in a Sentence

  1. Jason Miller:

    It is one of President Trump's super powers, president Trump understood very early on that social media, Twitter in particular, gave President Trump unvarnished access to the American people and President Trump supporters. What President Trump maximized was social media's ability to bypass the artificial conversation created by the mainstream media.

  2. Hany Farid:

    When Facebook tells you that artificial intelligence is going to save them and us, you should ask how that is if they can't even deal with the issue of removing previously identified content.

  3. Karl Brauer:

    NHTSA is prepared to name artificial intelligence as a viable alternative to human-controlled vehicles, it could substantially streamline the process of putting autonomous vehicles on the road.

  4. Arthur Georges:

    We used a bacterial artificial chromosome library to generate and verify sex specific sequence and probes that were important to determine the underlying sex of individuals, a BAC library is constructed by cutting up the dragon DNA, the whole genome, and inserting the fragments into bacterial colonies, one fragment per colony, so you can pull particular dragon sequence out at will.

  5. Salim Abdool Karim:

    It's not done very often these days, it's not a cheap process because it involves many steps and it also involves artificial insemination, which is quite expensive.

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