What is artificial?

  • (adj): Contrived by art rather than nature.
    Example: "Artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
    Synonyms: unreal
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on artificial:

Lakes Of Montenegro
... Lake Krupac (Krupačko jezero) - Artificial lake near Nikšić ... Lake Liverovići (Jezero Liverovići) - Artificial lake near Nikšić ... Lake Pešići (Pešića jezero) Lake Piva (Pivsko jezero) - Biggest artificial lake in Montenegro ...

More definitions of "artificial":

  • (adj): Artificially formal.
    Example: "That artificial humility that her husband hated"
    Synonyms: contrived, hokey, stilted
  • (adj): Not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes.

Famous quotes containing the word artificial:

    You must recollect however that I know nothing of painting & that I detest it, unless it reminds me of something I have seen or think it possible to see.... Depend upon it of all the arts it is the most artificial & unnatural—& that by which the nonsense of mankind is the most imposed upon.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    In truth, politeness is artificial good humor, it covers the natural want of it, and ends by rendering habitual a substitute nearly equivalent to the real virtue.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)

    When I hear the hypercritical quarreling about grammar and style, the position of the particles, etc., etc., stretching or contracting every speaker to certain rules of theirs ... I see that they forget that the first requisite and rule is that expression shall be vital and natural, as much as the voice of a brute or an interjection: first of all, mother tongue; and last of all, artificial or father tongue. Essentially your truest poetic sentence is as free and lawless as a lamb’s bleat.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)