artificial

  • 1 artificial — (Del lat. artificiālis). 1. adj. Hecho por mano o arte del hombre. 2. No natural, falso. 3. Producido por el ingenio humano. 4. ant. artificioso (ǁ disimulado, cauteloso). ☛ V. agnación artificial, articulación artificial, bálsamo artificial,… …

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  • 2 Artificial — is something which is not natural. Its original sense, related to artifact and artifice , refers to a product of human endeavor; a more English but gendered synonym is man made . It is also used to mean false , a substitute for the real thing, as …

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  • 3 artificial — artificial, factitious, synthetic, ersatz mean not brought into being by nature but by human art or effort or by some process of manufacture. They are not often interchangeable because of differences in some of their implications and in their… …

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  • 4 Artificial — Ar ti*fi cial, a. [L. artificialis, fr. artificium: cf. F. artificiel. See {Artifice}.] 1. 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 artificial — adjetivo 1. Que está hecho por la mano del hombre y no por la naturaleza: lago artificial, luz artificial. No me gustan las flores artificiales. castillo* de fuegos artificiales o castillo de fuegos de artificio. fecundación* artificial.… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 6 Artificial — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El Wikcionario tiene una definición para artificial. Artificial es algo que no es natural. Su sentido original, en relación con un artefacto o artificio, se refiere a un producto de la actividad humana; como sinónimo …

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  • 7 artificial — ar·ti·fi·cial adj 1 a: made by humans artificial accessions compare natural b: caused or produced by a human and esp. social or political agency an artificial price advantage 2: arising through operation of law …

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  • 8 artificial — ARTIFICIÁL, Ă, artificiali, e, adj. 1. Care imită un produs al naturii, care nu este natural; artificios, contrafăcut. 2. Nesincer, prefăcut, factice. 3. (Adesea adverbial) Care este făcut după criterii subiective, arbitrare. Clasificare… …

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  • 9 artificial — (adj.) late 14c., in the phrase artificial day part of the day from sunrise to sunset, from O.Fr. artificial, from L. artificialis of or belonging to art, from artificium (see ARTIFICE (Cf. artifice)). Meaning made by man (opposite of natural) is …

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  • 10 artificial — [ärt΄ə fish′əl] adj. [ME < OFr < L artificialis < artificium, ARTIFICE] 1. made by human work or art, not by nature; not natural 2. made in imitation of or as a substitute for something natural; simulated [artificial teeth] 3. unnatural… …

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  • 11 artificial — [adj1] fake; imitation bogus, counterfeit, ersatz, fabricated, factitious, faked, false, falsie*, hyped up*, manufactured, mock, phony*, plastic, sham, simulated, specious, spurious, substitute, synthetic, unnatural, unreal; concept 582 Ant.… …

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  • 12 artificial — 1. hecho por el trabajo humano como sustituto de algo que es natural. 2. simulado, que resulta del arte de la imitación del natural. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …

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  • 13 artificial — adj. 2 g. 1. Que não é natural. 2. Dissimulado, fingido. 3. Postiço. 4.  [Figurado] Factício …

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  • 14 artificial — ► ADJECTIVE 1) made as a copy of something natural. 2) contrived or affected. DERIVATIVES artificiality noun artificially adverb. ORIGIN from Latin artificium, from ars art + facere make …

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  • 15 artificial — ► adjetivo 1 Que ha sido hecho por el hombre: ■ prefiero las flores artificiales, no me dan alergia. ANTÓNIMO natural 2 Se refiere a la persona, acción, sentimiento que muestra artificio o poca naturalidad: ■ me molesta su artificial sonrisa.… …

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  • 16 artificial — 01. There is a small [artificial] lake for ducks in the center of the park. 02. There is no sugar in this gum; it only has [artificial] sweeteners. 03. Candy is full of [artificial] colors to make it attractive to children. 04. Terry Fox ran… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 artificial — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)tɪfɪ̱ʃ(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ Artificial objects, materials, or processes do not occur naturally and are created by human beings, for example using science or technology. ...a wholefood diet free from artificial additives, colours and flavours …

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  • 18 artificial — artificially, adv. artificialness, n. /ahr teuh fish euhl/, adj. 1. made by human skill; produced by humans (opposed to natural): artificial flowers. 2. imitation; simulated; sham: artificial vanilla flavoring. 3. lacking naturalness or… …

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  • 19 artificial — ar|ti|fi|cial [ ,artı fıʃl ] adjective ** 1. ) made by people and used instead of something natural: The growers use both natural and artificial light. The product contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. a ) made by people to… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 artificial */*/ — UK [ˌɑː(r)tɪˈfɪʃ(ə)l] / US [ˌɑrtɪˈfɪʃ(ə)l] adjective 1) a) made by people and used instead of something natural The growers use both natural and artificial light. The product contains no artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives. b) made by… …

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