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'artificial'

Definition of 'artificial'
From: WordNet
adjective
Contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners" [syn: artificial, unreal] [ant: natural]
adjective
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" [syn: artificial, contrived, hokey, stilted]
adjective
Not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
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