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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARTIFICIAL

It had grown much too cold to do without some sort of artificial covering.

Artificial flies, like artificial flowers, never should follow nature.

As yet the use of machinery and artificial manure is almost unknown.

It is only the artificial and the complex that bewilder them.

I lead so artificial a life; but then I hope it is a useful one.

With them we think of the artificial as the archetype; the earth-born as the erratic exception.

They are commingled either in a natural or an artificial manner.

In our artificial social state this is indeed bound to be so.

These tests demonstrated the practicability of artificial flight.

This is the process of artificial selection as carried on by man.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., in the phrase artificial day "part of the day from sunrise to sunset," from Old French artificial, from Latin artificialis "of or belonging to art," from artificium (see artifice). Meaning "made by man" (opposite of natural) is from early 15c. Applied to things that are not natural, whether real (artificial light) or not (artificial flowers). Artificial insemination dates from 1897. Artificial intelligence "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines" was coined in 1956.

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