artificial life


the simulation of any aspect of life, as through computers, robotics, or biochemistry.

Nearby words

  1. artificial insemination,
  2. artificial intelligence,
  3. artificial kidney,
  4. artificial language,
  5. artificial languages,
  6. artificial pacemaker,
  7. artificial person,
  8. artificial radioactivity,
  9. artificial reality,
  10. artificial respiration

Origin of artificial life

1990–95

Also called a-life, alife.

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Science definitions for artificial life

artificial life

The simulation of biological phenomena through the use of computer models and robotics.
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