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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. Timothy Heath:

    They are destabilizing the situation by building these artificial islands in a rapid amount of time and militarizing those facilities … and this is a major artery in which commercial traffic for the United States passes through as well as our military vessels, the U.S. has very strong interests in making sure these seas remain free and open.

  2. Director Spike Jonze:

    In the last two years, we’ve seen voice-recognition and artificial-intelligence research advance and become more accurate by 30 percent, that’s more progress than we made in the last 10 years.

  3. Terry Pratchett, Hogfather:

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.

  4. Jennifer Harris:

    Most of the sweetened drinks say,' good source of vitamin C' or' 100 % vitamin C' but they have no or little juice, a lot of them say' low sugar,'' less sugar.' But they don't say it's because there's added low-calorie artificial sweeteners in there. It's just very confusing.

  5. Embraer Chief Executive Frederico Curado:

    We are concerned that an artificial imbalance may be introduced into the market.

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