artificial definition

  • adjective:
    • Made by humans; produced in place of all-natural.
    • created or brought on by sociopolitical or any other human-generated causes or affects: arranged synthetic barriers against females and minorities; an artificial economic growth.
    • manufactured in imitation of some thing natural; simulated: artificial teeth.
    • perhaps not genuine or normal: an artificial smile.
    • Man-made; of artifice.
    • fake, misleading.
    • Unnatural.
    • Made or contrived by art; produced or customized by human ability and labor, against natural.
    • Feigned; fictitious; presumed; affected; not genuine.
    • Artful; cunning; crafty.
    • Cultivated; perhaps not indigenous; not of natural growth.
    • not due to natural development or described as important procedures
    • contrived by art without nature
    • artificially formal
  • others:
    • Of or related to art; in accordance with the rules of art; technical.
    • Contrived with skill or art; artistically done or represented; fancy.
    • Made or contrived by art, or by personal ability and work: in opposition to all-natural: as, synthetic light or heating; an artificial magnet.
    • produced in replica of or instead for that which will be all-natural or genuine: as, synthetic pearls or diamonds; synthetic plants.
    • Feigned; fictitious; believed; impacted; constrained; perhaps not real or all-natural: said of things.
    • high in affectation; maybe not all-natural: stated of persons.
    • Artful; refined; crafty; innovative.
  • noun:
    • A production of art.
    • An artificer; an artisan.

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