artificial artificial  /ˌɑr tə ˈfɪ ʃəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) contrived by art rather than nature
  2. (adj) artificially formal
  3. (adj) not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Bereft of her only natural child, she cradles this artificial one.
  2. Kolff, who had already invented the first artificial kidney that patients could use, looked over Winchell's design and found it similar to one he had been working on.
  3. Parents who suspect that artificial ingredients in food are affecting their children's behavior can now point to some cold, hard proof.

News

  1. Artificial Light from Laptops, Tablets and Smart Phones is Keeping Americans Awake

    The latest blog from Marble Media LLC’s HealthFill.com website takes a look at a new study from the journal “Nature” on the effects of artificial light from electronic devices to sleep patterns. (PRWeb June 16, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/HealthFill/SleepDisordersFromLight/prweb10838295.htm
    on June 16, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  2. Wallingford-Swarthmore Gives Go-ahead for Artificial Turf

    An undulating and at times sloppy playing surface at George L. King Stadium will soon give way to the neater contours of an artificial surface.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Media Town Talk

  3. How Safe Is Splenda? Group Urges Caution for Artificial Sweetener

    The artificial sweetener sucralose (sold under the brand name Splenda) could potentially pose health risks, so it needs to be better understood before the sweetener should be assumed to be safe, one advocacy organization says.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: LiveScience.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "The distinction between 'political' and 'performance-related' reasons for removing a United States attorney is, in my view, largely artificial," said Kyle Sampson.
    on Mar 28, 2007 By: Kyle Sampson Source: Forbes

  2. "This bill has too much pork, too many conditions and an artificial timetable for withdrawal. As I've made clear for weeks I will veto it if it comes to my desk," Bush said.
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Reuters Canada

  3. Speaking after his meetings with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad, Mr Brown said: "It is certainly our intention that we reduce troop numbers, but I am not going to give an artificial timetable at the moment."
    on Jul 19, 2008 By: Gordon Brown Source: BBC News

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