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English definition of “artificial”

artificial

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

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