a.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, fountains, flowers.
2.Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine.
3.Artful; cunning; crafty.
4.Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses.
Artificial arguments
(Rhet.) arguments invented by the speaker, in distinction from laws, authorities, and the like, which are called inartificial arguments or proofs.
Artificial classification
(Science) an arrangement based on superficial characters, and not expressing the true natural relations species; as, "the artificial system" in botany, which is the same as the Linnæan system.
- Johnson.
Artificial horizon
See under Horizon
Artificial light
any light other than that which proceeds from the heavenly bodies.
Artificial lines
lines on a sector or scale, so contrived as to represent the logarithmic sines and tangents, which, by the help of the line of numbers, solve, with tolerable exactness, questions in trigonometry, navigation, etc.
Artificial numbers
Artificial person
(Law) See under Person.
Artificial sines
the same as logarithms of the natural sines, tangents, etc.
- Hutton.
Adj.1.artificial - contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners"
Synonyms: unreal
natural - existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation; "a natural pearl"; "natural gas"; "natural silk"; "natural blonde hair"; "a natural sweetener"; "natural fertilizers"
2.artificial - 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"
Synonyms: stilted, contrived, hokey
3.artificial - not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes

ARTIFICIAL. What is the result of, or relates to, the arts; opposed to natural; thus we say a corporation is an artificial person, in opposition to a natural person. Artificial accession is the uniting one property to another by art, opposed to a simple natural union. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 503.

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