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Adjective
/ˌärtəˈfiSHəl/,
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Made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, typically as a copy of something natural,
  1. Made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, typically as a copy of something natural
    • - her skin glowed in the artificial light
    • - an artificial limb
    • - artificial flowers
  2. (of a situation or concept) Not existing naturally; contrived or false
    • - the artificial division of people into age groups
  3. (of a bid) Conventional as opposed to natural

  4. (of a person or a person's behavior) Insincere or affected
    • - an artificial smile

  1. contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
  2. artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"
  3. not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
  4. Man-made; of artifice; False, misleading; Unnatural
  5. Intelligence Unit. This is an informal grouping of researchers who cooperate on research into artificial intelligence. ...
  6. breeding has developed into a worldwide practice. Bulls with the genetic capacity to transmit high milk-producing ability to their female offspring are kept in studs. Dairy-farmer cooperatives usually operate the studs, with artificial insemination generally used. ...
  7. A quality of literature as defined by structuralism. Since literature is not a mimetic reflection of reality, structuralism focuses on identifying the conventions implicitly or explicitly shaping the reader's experience of meaning.
  8. A bid that means something other than what it sounds like. A convention.
  9. Type of synthetic bait rejected by a finicky fish because it is too large or too small or because it has the wrong shape, has the wrong coloration, or makes the wrong motion in the water.
  10. Created or produced by man, as opposed to “natural”.
  11. Any bait which is man-made.  See Bait
  12. not natural; where the bid indicates information other than the suit bid
  13. same as unequal hours or seasonal hours.  It is the term used by Bede as they are an artifice of the (Saxon) sundial.
  14. Unnatural. Manmade. Manufactured.
  15. Tournefort, Linnaeus
  16. (adj.) : not natural
  17. is ecosystem called man-made or man-engineered ecosystems (ecosystems created by humans).