Adjective "Artificial" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Artificial


    Definition:

    1. made by human skill; produced by humans (opposed to natural): artificial flowers.

    2. imitation; simulated; sham: artificial vanilla flavoring.

    3. lacking naturalness or spontaneity; forced; contrived; feigned: an artificial smile.

    4. full of affectation; affected; stilted: artificial manners; artificial speech.

    5. made without regard to the particular needs of a situation, person, etc.; imposed arbitrarily; unnatural: artificial rules for dormitory residents.

    Examples:

    "styles can be artificial in senses."

    "pieces can be artificial as clothes."

    "pasts can be artificial for links."

    "pasts can be artificial for instances."

    "pasts can be artificial for continuities."

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