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English definition of “artificial”

artificial

adjective  /ˌɑr·t̬əˈfɪʃ·əl/ us  

artificial adjective (PRODUCED)

made by people, often as a copy of something natural: artificial flowers artificial grass an artificial leg

artificial adjective (NOT SINCERE)

not sincere; not truly intended: an artificial smile
artificiality
noun [U]  /ˌɑr·t̬əˌfɪʃ·iˈæl·ət̬·i/ us  
The actors were encouraged to speak in flat, speedy tones (= quality of the voice), reinforcing the artificiality of an already unreal-seeming piece.
artificially
adverb  /ˌɑr·t̬əˈfɪʃ·ə·li/ us  
Those oranges have been artificially colored.
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