artificial - definition and synonyms

 
 
adjective 

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/ˌɑː(r)tɪˈfɪʃ(ə)l/
  1. 1
    made by people and used instead of something natural

    The growers use both natural and artificial light.

  2. 4
    something that looks or sounds artificial does not seem real

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

derived words

artificiality

 

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/ˌɑː(r)tɪfɪʃiˈæləti/
noun [uncountable]

artificially

 

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/ˌɑː(r)tɪˈfɪʃəli/
adverb