artificial

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Etymology[edit]

Via Old French (French: artificiel), from Latin artificialis from artificium (skill), from artifex, from ars (skill), and -fex, from facere (to make).

Adjective[edit]

artificial (comparative more artificial, superlative most artificial)

  1. Man-made; of artifice.
    • 2013 June 1, “A better waterworks”, The Economist, volume 407, number 8838, page 5 (Technology Quarterly): 
      An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine. But they are nothing like as efficient, and can cause bleeding, clotting and infection—not to mention inconvenience for patients, who typically need to be hooked up to one three times a week for hours at a time.
    The flowers were artificial, and he thought them rather tacky.
  2. False, misleading.
    Her manner was somewhat artificial.
  3. Unnatural.

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin artificiālis.

Adjective[edit]

artificial (epicene, plural artificiales)

  1. artificial

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin artificiālis.

Adjective[edit]

artificial m, f (masculine and feminine plural artificials)

  1. artificial

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin artificiālis.

Adjective[edit]

artificial m, f (plural artificiais)

  1. artificial

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin artificiālis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ɐɾtifiˈsjaɫ/
  • Hyphenation: ar‧ti‧fi‧ci‧al

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artificial m, f (plural artificiais; comparable)

  1. artificial

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Spanish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

artificial m, f (plural artificiales)

  1. artificial

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