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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. artificial, unrealadjective

    contrived by art rather than nature

    "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"

  2. artificial, contrived, hokey, stiltedadjective

    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. artificialadjective

    not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

Wiktionary

  1. artificialadjective

    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. artificialadjective

    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. artificialadjective

    Unnatural.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artificialadjective

    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. Artificialadjective

    feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine

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

  3. Artificialadjective

    artful; cunning; crafty

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

  4. Artificialadjective

    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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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. Arvind Krishna:

    Artificial Intelligence is a powerful tool that can help law enforcement keep citizens safe. But vendors and users of Al systems have a shared responsibility to ensure that Al is tested for bias, particularly when used in law enforcement, and that such bias testing is audited and reported.

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    Some abandon everything for the outward shell, in the interest of “glitter and looks”, let freeze themselves in artificial postures and renounce realness and sense of self, for the sake of fake appearances, which do not belong to their personality. They live through the eyes of others and cannot enjoy an individual life. Their pathetic fate is an impressive lack of authenticity, spontaneity, candidness, which is a unique key to an open-minded existence. ("Like a frozen image")

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person upon his awakening can't believe as how most people live together without being true to one another and even more surprising than this is that they don't feel any suffocation in such an artificial relation.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    A material mind person gets naturally and proportionately attracted towards artificial public so-called negative or toxic people.

  5. Richard Liu:

    Sooner or later, our entire industry will be operated by AI (artificial intelligence) and robots, not humans.

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