Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “artificial”

artificial

adjective     /ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃəl/
NOT NATURAL B2 not natural, but made by people: an artificial flower/lake an artificial heartNatural and artificial
NOT SINCERE not sincereAffected and insincere
artificially adverb
(Definition of artificial adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “artificial” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

beneficiary

a person or group who receives money, advantages, etc. as a result of something else

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More