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adjective artificial pronunciation in British English /ˌɑː(r)tɪˈfɪʃ(ə)l/
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  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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 artificial pronunciation in British English /ˌɑː(r)tɪfɪʃiˈæləti/ noun [uncountable]


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


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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