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ar·ti·fi·cial

 (är′tə-fĭsh′əl)
adj.
1.
a. Made by humans, especially in imitation of something natural: an artificial sweetener that replaces sugar; artificial flowers.
b. Not arising from natural or necessary causes; contrived or arbitrary: "Hausa [in Niger] ... are separated from their brethren in Nigeria by a porous and artificial border that the colonial powers left behind" (Jeffrey Tayler).
2. Affected or insincere: an artificial smile.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin artificiālis, belonging to art, from artificium, craftsmanship; see artifice.]

ar′ti·fi′ci·al′i·ty (-fĭsh′ē-ăl′ĭ-tē) n.
ar′ti·fi′cial·ly adv.
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artificial

(ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃəl)
adj
1. produced by man; not occurring naturally: artificial materials of great strength.
2. made in imitation of a natural product, esp as a substitute; not genuine: artificial cream.
3. pretended; assumed; insincere: an artificial manner.
4. lacking in spontaneity; affected: an artificial laugh.
5. (Biology) biology relating to superficial characteristics not based on the interrelationships of organisms: an artificial classification.
[C14: from Latin artificiālis belonging to art, from artificium skill, artifice]
artificiality n
ˌartiˈficially adv
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ar•ti•fi•cial

(ˌɑr təˈfɪʃ əl)

adj.
1. made by human skill; produced by humans; not natural.
2. imitation; simulated; sham: artificial vanilla flavoring; artificial gemstones.
3. lacking naturalness or spontaneity; forced: an artificial smile.
4. full of affectation; stilted.
5. pertaining to a taxonomic classification that groups together unrelated organisms.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
ar`ti•fi`ci•al′i•ty, n.
ar`ti•fi′cial•ly, adv.
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ar·ti·fi·cial

(är′tə-fĭsh′əl)
Made by humans rather than occurring naturally: artificial sweeteners; an artificial heart.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.artificial - contrived by art rather than natureartificial - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
counterfeit, imitative - not genuine; imitating something superior; "counterfeit emotion"; "counterfeit money"; "counterfeit works of art"; "a counterfeit prince"
unreal - lacking in reality or substance or genuineness; not corresponding to acknowledged facts or criteria; "ghosts and other unreal entities"; "unreal propaganda serving as news"
natural - existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation; "a natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers"
2.artificial - 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"
affected, unnatural - speaking or behaving in an artificial way to make an impression
3.artificial - not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processesartificial - not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
inorganic - lacking the properties characteristic of living organisms
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artificial

adjective
1. synthetic, manufactured, plastic, man-made, non-natural free from artificial additives and flavours
2. insincere, forced, affected, assumed, phoney or phony (informal), put on, false, pretended, hollow, contrived, unnatural, feigned, spurious, meretricious The voice was affected, the accent artificial.
insincere true, natural, frank, genuine, sincere, honest, unaffected, dinkum (Austral & N.Z. informal)
3. fake, mock, imitation, bogus, simulated, phoney or phony (informal), sham, pseudo (informal), fabricated, counterfeit, spurious, ersatz, specious The sauce was glutinous and tasted artificial.
fake authentic
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artificial

adjective
1. Made by human beings instead of nature:
2. Made to imitate something else:
Informal: pretend.
3. Not genuine or sincere:
4. Artificially genteel:
Informal: la-di-da.
5. Marked by unnaturalness, pretension, and often a slavish love of fads:
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Translations
إصْطِناعي، مُصْطَنَعاِصْطِناعيّ
umělý
kunstig
keinotekoinenteennäinen
umjetan
tilbúinn, gervi
人工の
인공적인
dirbtinaidirbtinisdirbtinis kvėpavimasdirbtinumas
mākslīgsneīsts
kunstmatigartificieel
umetenumetna inteligenca
konstgjord
เทียม
nhân tạo

artificial

[ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃəl]
A. ADJ
1. (= synthetic) [light, flower, lake, leg, limb] → artificial; [leather] → sintético; [jewel] → de imitación; [hair] → postizo
2. (fig) [person, manner] → artificial, afectado; [smile] → forzado; [situation] → artificial
B. CPD artificial horizon Nhorizonte m artificial
artificial insemination Ninseminación f artificial
artificial intelligence Ninteligencia f artificial
artificial manure Nabono m químico
artificial respiration Nrespiración f artificial
artificial silk Nseda f artificial, rayón m
artificial sweetener Nedulcorante m
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artificial

[ˌɑːrtɪˈfɪʃəl] adj
(= synthetic) [additive, colour, flavour] → artificiel(le)
(= man-made) [lake] → artificiel(le)
(= prosthetic) [limb] → artificiel(le)
(= unnatural) [conditions, environment] → artificiel(le)
(= affected) [manner, accent] → artificiel(le)artificial additive nadditif m artificiel
"no artificial additives" (on food packaging)"sans additifs artificiels"artificial insemination ninsémination f artificielleartificial intelligence AI [ˌeɪˈaɪ]
nintelligence f artificielle, IA f
modif [research, researcher] → en intelligence artificielle; [laboratory, system, software] → d'intelligence artificielle
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artificial

adj
(= synthetic)künstlich; artificial lightkünstliches Licht; artificial manureKunstdünger m; artificial hair/silkKunsthaar nt/-seide f; artificial heartKunstherz nt; artificial leatherKunstleder nt; artificial limbProthese f, → Kunstglied nt
(fig: = not genuine) → künstlich; (pej: = not sincere) smile, mannergekünstelt, unecht; you’re so artificialdu bist nicht echt; if you say it that way it sounds artificialwenn du es so sagst, klingt das unecht

artificial

:
artificial horizon
artificial insemination
artificial intelligence
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artificial

[ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃl] adj (synthetic) → artificiale (fig) (pej) (smile, manner) → studiato/a, affettato/a; (tears, situation) → falso/a
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artificial

(aːtiˈfiʃəl) adjective
made by man; not natural; not real. artificial flowers; Did you look at the colour in artificial light or in daylight?
artiˈficially adverb
ˌartificiˈality (-ʃiˈӕ-) noun
artificial respiration
the process of forcing air into and out of the lungs eg of a person who has almost drowned.
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artificial

اِصْطِناعيّ umělý kunstig künstlich τεχνητός artificial keinotekoinen artificiel umjetan artificiale 人工の 인공적인 kunstmatig kunstig sztuczny artificial искусственный konstgjord เทียม yapay nhân tạo 人造的
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artificial

a. artificial, artificioso-a;
___ impregnationimpregnación, fecundación ___;
___ inseminationinseminación ___;
___ limbextremidad o parte ___;
___ respirationrespiración ___.
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artificial

adj artificial
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References in periodicals archive ?
Keywords: Searching ability, Dirhinus giffardii, Parasitism potential, Guava fruit fly, artificial rearing.
Further research into the optimum temperature for the development, emergence and oviposition of this important economic pest is both necessary and vital to its artificial rearing control and forecasting of populations in the field.
Tests were carried out by first placing a group of host larvae into an oviposition device without artificial rearing medium (referred to as "naked" host larvae in the text).
Chemical cues derived from fermentation of the artificial rearing medium can be exploited for host searching by D.
The second trial compared beetles reared from naturally infested logs in the laboratory, as described above, to those reared on artificial media and recovered from the culture tubes to determine if artificial rearing affected performance.
Table 1 Composition of the artificial rearing medium for Argyrotaenia sp.