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adjective artificial pronunciation in British English /ˌɑː(r)tɪˈfɪʃ(ə)l/
  1. 1
    made by people and used instead of something natural

    The growers use both natural and artificial light.

    The product contains no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives.

    1. a.
      made by people to look very like something natural

      artificial flowers/fur/snow

  2. 2
    caused or created as a result of human influence or action

    Our new policies are designed to break down artificial barriers to women's advancement.

    1. a.
      not done, dealt with, or expressed in a normal or natural way

      An interview is a very artificial situation.

  3. 3
    artificial behaviour is not sincere

    She laughed a bright artificial laugh.

  4. 4
    something that looks or sounds artificial does not seem real

    To some people, the clarity of CD sound seems artificial.

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artificiality

 artificial pronunciation in British English /ˌɑː(r)tɪfɪʃiˈæləti/  noun [uncountable]

artificially

 artificial pronunciation in British English /ˌɑː(r)tɪˈfɪʃəli/  adverb
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