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artificial; contrived: His enthusiastic response was factitious.; made; manufactured: a factitious part
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1. Produced artificially rather than by a natural process.
2. Lacking authenticity or genuineness; sham: speculators responsible for the factitious value of some stocks.
[From Latin factīcius, from factus, past participle of facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. artificial rather than natural: factitious demands created by the mass media.
2. not genuine; sham: factitious enthusiasm.
[C17: from Latin factīcius, from facere to make, do]
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artificial or contrived; not spontaneous or natural.
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|Adj.||1.||factitious - not produced by natural forces; "brokers created a factitious demand for stocks"|
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factitious[fækˈtɪʃəs] ADJ → facticio
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
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factitious[fækˈtɪʃəs] adj (frm) → artificiale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
a. facticio-a, artificial, no natural.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
factitiousadj facticio, simulado, fingido
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