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Artificial meaning

artificial - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers.
  2. 2. Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine.
  3. 3. Artful; cunning; crafty.
  4. 4. Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses.
  5. 5. Made by art; not natural.

artificial - examples of usage

  1. His sheep rule his life, and he has little to do with the artificial divisions of time. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. The birth of the calf in this position usually takes place without artificial assistance. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. Calves fed on artificial feed, used as a substitute for milk, frequently contract it. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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