What does artificial mean?

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.

  2. artificial(Adjective)

    False, misleading.

    Her manner was somewhat artificial.

  3. artificial(Adjective)

    Unnatural.

  4. Origin: 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

  2. Artificial(adj)

    feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine

  3. Artificial(adj)

    artful; cunning; crafty

  4. Artificial(adj)

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

  5. Origin: [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

How to pronounce artificial?

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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. Link Starbureiy:

    The natural order of things is artificial.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Natural has an intelligence; Artificial has no sense

  3. Jules Aron:

    There are no artificial flavors and no [added] sugars.

  4. Terry Pratchett, Hogfather:

    Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.

  5. Thomas Browne:

    All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.

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