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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.

  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.

  3. 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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