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Dictionary definition for: Artificial

1. (a) contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers" "artificial flavoring" "an artificial diamond" "artificial fibers" "artificial sweeteners"

2. (s) artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated" "contrived coyness" "a stilted letter of acknowledgment" "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation"

3. (s) not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

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