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Pronunciation

  • enPR: ä(r)təfĭsh'əl, IPA: /ɑː(r)təˈfɪʃəl/, SAMPA: /A:(r)t@"fIS@l/

Etymology

Via Old French (French: artificiel), from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] artificialis from artificium "skill", from artifex, from ars "skill", and -fex, from facere "to make".

Adjective

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Positive
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  1. Man-made; of artifice.
    The flowers were artificial, and he thought them rather tacky.
  2. False, misleading.
    Her manner was somewhat artificial.
  3. Unnatural.

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Spanish

Adjective

artificial m. and f. (plural artificiales)

  1. artificial

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