Definitions of artificial

  1. not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Artful; cunning; crafty. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Made or contrived by art; produced by human skill or labor; as, artificial heat, feigned; unreal; assumed; affected; not genuine or natural. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Artificially. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. Not natural, manufactured; made in imitation of nature. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  11. Not natural. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  12. Made by art: not natural: cultivated: not indigenous: feigned. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. Made by art; not natural. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. Produced by art; not natural; affected. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Made by art; not natural; effected; fictitious; cultivated; not indigenous. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. Made by art; not produced by nature. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. Created by art, or by fav; existing only by force of or in contemplation of law. thelawdictionary.org
  18. What is the result of, or relates to, the arts; opposed to natural; thus we say a corporation is an artificial person, in opposition to a natural person. Artificial accession is the uniting one property to another by art, opposed to a simple natural union. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 503. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  19. That which is formed by art. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  20. Made by art; not natural; not real, as a. flowers; real, but produced by art, as a. ice. Hence artificiality artificialness, nn. artificialize v.t., artificially adv. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  21. Formed by art; not natural. American pocket medical dictionary.
  22. Made by man; in natural history, an a. system is a system of classification and nomenclature founded upon distinctions selected arbitrarily. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  23. Made by art, not natural; fictious, not genuine; artful, contrived with skill. Complete Dictionary