artificial


artificial
01. There is a small [artificial] lake for ducks in the center of the park.
02. There is no sugar in this gum; it only has [artificial] sweeteners.
03. Candy is full of [artificial] colors to make it attractive to children.
04. Terry Fox ran halfway across Canada on an [artificial] leg after losing his own leg to cancer.
05. Some athletes take drugs which [artificially] increase their heart rate and reaction time.
06. Rajiv is a very [artificial] person; he'll pretend he's your friend, but I don't think he really cares about anyone but himself.
07. The price of food in this country is kept [artificially] low by government subsidies.
08. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said that cities force growth, and make people talkative and entertaining, but they also make them [artificial].
09. Anthropologist Margaret Mead once observed that we need every human gift, and cannot afford to neglect any gift because of [artificial] barriers of sex or race or class or national origin.
10. Brooks Atkinson once said that writing is an [artificial] activity which is a lonely and private substitute for conversation.
11. More than 4 million [artificial] body parts have been installed in Americans.
12. Natural gas has no smell. The odor is [artificially] added so that people will be able to identify leaks, and take measures to stop them.
13. Kansai International Airport is built on an [artificial] island in Osaka Bay, Japan.
14. Caffeine stimulates the brain, and [artificially] lessens fatigue.
15. The Catholic religion forbids the use of [artificial] birth control.
16. Over 25,000 people have lost an arm or a leg to landmines in Angola, but the country is so poor that only a lucky few receive [artificial] limbs.
17. In March of 1983, Dr. Barney Clark died 112 days after receiving the world's first [artificial] heart.
18. Taoism considers the social world to be [artificial] and dishonest, and advocates a return to simplicity and harmony with the natural world.
19. Science has not yet succeeded in achieving anything resembling an [artificial] brain, but simple computerized networks have been developed showing brainlike properties.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • artificial — (Del lat. artificiālis). 1. adj. Hecho por mano o arte del hombre. 2. No natural, falso. 3. Producido por el ingenio humano. 4. ant. artificioso (ǁ disimulado, cauteloso). ☛ V. agnación artificial, articulación artificial, bálsamo artificial,… …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • Artificial — is something which is not natural. Its original sense, related to artifact and artifice , refers to a product of human endeavor; a more English but gendered synonym is man made . It is also used to mean false , a substitute for the real thing, as …   Wikipedia

  • artificial — artificial, factitious, synthetic, ersatz mean not brought into being by nature but by human art or effort or by some process of manufacture. They are not often interchangeable because of differences in some of their implications and in their… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Artificial — Ar ti*fi cial, a. [L. artificialis, fr. artificium: cf. F. artificiel. See {Artifice}.] 1. Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artificial — adjetivo 1. Que está hecho por la mano del hombre y no por la naturaleza: lago artificial, luz artificial. No me gustan las flores artificiales. castillo* de fuegos artificiales o castillo de fuegos de artificio. fecundación* artificial.… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Artificial — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El Wikcionario tiene una definición para artificial. Artificial es algo que no es natural. Su sentido original, en relación con un artefacto o artificio, se refiere a un producto de la actividad humana; como sinónimo …   Wikipedia Español

  • artificial — ar·ti·fi·cial adj 1 a: made by humans artificial accessions compare natural b: caused or produced by a human and esp. social or political agency an artificial price advantage 2: arising through operation of law …   Law dictionary

  • artificial — ARTIFICIÁL, Ă, artificiali, e, adj. 1. Care imită un produs al naturii, care nu este natural; artificios, contrafăcut. 2. Nesincer, prefăcut, factice. 3. (Adesea adverbial) Care este făcut după criterii subiective, arbitrare. Clasificare… …   Dicționar Român

  • artificial — (adj.) late 14c., in the phrase artificial day part of the day from sunrise to sunset, from O.Fr. artificial, from L. artificialis of or belonging to art, from artificium (see ARTIFICE (Cf. artifice)). Meaning made by man (opposite of natural) is …   Etymology dictionary

  • artificial — [ärt΄ə fish′əl] adj. [ME < OFr < L artificialis < artificium, ARTIFICE] 1. made by human work or art, not by nature; not natural 2. made in imitation of or as a substitute for something natural; simulated [artificial teeth] 3. unnatural… …   English World dictionary

  • artificial — [adj1] fake; imitation bogus, counterfeit, ersatz, fabricated, factitious, faked, false, falsie*, hyped up*, manufactured, mock, phony*, plastic, sham, simulated, specious, spurious, substitute, synthetic, unnatural, unreal; concept 582 Ant.… …   New thesaurus


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