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adjective artificial pronunciation in American English /ˌɑrtɪˈfɪʃ(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 colors, flavors, 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 American English /ˌɑrtɪfɪʃiˈæləti/ noun [uncountable]


 artificial pronunciation in American English /ˌɑrtɪˈfɪʃəli/ adverb


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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