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artificial life

the simulation of any aspect of life, as through computers, robotics, or biochemistry.
Also called a-life, alife.
Origin of artificial life


or alife

[ey-lahyf] /ˈeɪˌlaɪf/
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Haf you not got a echukated vooly pig und a feller vot 'eats 'em alife'?

    Ted Strong's Motor Car Edward C. Taylor
alife in Science
artificial life  
The simulation of biological phenomena through the use of computer models and robotics.
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alife in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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artificial life
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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