Definition for artificial

adjective as in made by humans; not natural

adjective as in fake; imitation

adjective as in pretended; affected

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Example Sentences

While that might not sound like a particular pressing need to the average person, the project fits into Musk’s long-standing concerns about artificial intelligence.

From Vox

Dubbed Sputnik-V, after the first artificial satellite, the vaccine has been tested in only a small number of people.

Once tourists filled the vessel’s 20 leather armchairs, it would plunge into an artificial lake shaped like a champagne glass.

From Ozy

Knewz uses a mix of human curation and “artificial intelligence” to present stories from around 400 sources.

From Digiday

In this way, they were able to incept a wholly artificial smell into mice.

In the end, the line between magic and religion may be something of an artificial one.

Complete male reproductive independence would also hinge on artificial womb technology, which also made headlines in 2014.

In lieu of a traditional runway, Lagerfeld had the Grand Palais trussed up as an artificial city.

Not all scientists agree that artificial sweeteners are a no-no when it comes to your health and diet.

The market for artificial sweeteners has soared above $1 billion annually in the U.S. alone.

It was not, however, through any of these artificial means that real relief was brought to the community.

He did not know what the scent was, but it smelled rich and artificial, and he disliked to associate it with his new friend.

When rapidly deposited, as by artificial precipitation, triple phosphate often takes feathery, star- or leaf-like forms.

As his system is the foe of all artificial methods, it is par excellence the “Natural” System.

She still wore the shabby lace and the artificial bunch of violets on the side of her head.


On this page you'll find 107 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to artificial, such as: man-made, synthetic, unnatural, counterfeit, ersatz, and factitious.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.