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man-made

[man-meyd] /ˈmænˈmeɪd/
adjective
1.
produced, formed, or made by humans.
2.
produced artificially; not resulting from natural processes.
3.
Textiles.
  1. (of a fiber) manufactured synthetically from a cellulosic or noncellulosic base; produced chemically.
  2. (of a fabric or garment) constructed of synthetically made fibers.
Origin of man-made
1710-1720
First recorded in 1710-20
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  • You are right in your idea that this whole affair is man-made and not an accident of nature.

    The Solar Magnet Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • If it be man-made, and I'll bet my bottom dollar that it is, we will also have to destroy it.

    The Solar Magnet Sterner St. Paul Meek
  • These rays are man-made and, as such, can be accounted for by man.

  • Of what use are man-made laws with only man-made penalties, or none at all?

    Pygmalion's Spectacles Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  • Those names are man-made, and creeds of those churches are man-made, too.

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British Dictionary definitions for man-made

man-made

adjective
1.
made or produced by man; artificial
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