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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
1990-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We talk of deviations from natural life, as if artificial life were not also natural.

    Essays, Second Series Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Living the artificial life makes for worry, illness and failure.

    Evening Round Up

    William Crosbie Hunter
  • Nerves—owing to indigestion, late hours, and an artificial life.

    The Seven Secrets William Le Queux
  • It is the result of crowding, and excitement, and artificial life.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • The artificial life in India was hateful to her, yet it held one bright spot.

  • Let us not be trying to substitute an artificial life for the true one.

    Gospel Doctrine Joseph F. Smith
  • In her artificial life, these bare, honest human passions had no place.

    A Mad Love Bertha M. Clay
  • The cramping effect of the winter cold and the artificial life is all removed.

    Science in Arcady Grant Allen
  • I can't help thinking that, if one night of this artificial life is so hard upon me, what must it be to those bears!

    The Nature Faker Richard Harding Davis
  • It is the diseases and vices of artificial life which have rendered it lamentable, terrible, disgusting.

artificial life in Science
artificial life  
The simulation of biological phenomena through the use of computer models and robotics.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
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