Origin of artificial
Examples from the Web for artificial
In the end, the line between magic and religion may be something of an artificial one.
Complete male reproductive independence would also hinge on artificial womb technology, which also made headlines in 2014.
In lieu of a traditional runway, Lagerfeld had the Grand Palais trussed up as an artificial city.The Perils of Glitzy Celebrity Feminism Having a Moment|Amy Zimmerman|October 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not all scientists agree that artificial sweeteners are a no-no when it comes to your health and diet.
The market for artificial sweeteners has soared above $1 billion annually in the U.S. alone.
Even so artificial a writer as Wilde had not to labour to be witty.The Art of Letters|Robert Lynd
It is no doubt true that profuse menstrual flow is the result of our artificial lives.What a Young Woman Ought to Know|Mary Wood-Allen
But, in order to supply to some extent the deficiency, artificial breeding has become very general.Red Palmer: A Practical Treatise on Fly Fishing|James Tayler
Such preaching was natural; there was not an artificial element in it.Biography of Rev. Hosea Ballou|Maturin M. Ballou
The nearer ultra-violet rays are found in sunlight and in most artificial illuminants and are transmitted by ordinary glass.Artificial Light|M. Luckiesh
British Dictionary definitions for artificial
Word Origin for artificial
Word Origin and History for artificial
late 14c., in the phrase artificial day "part of the day from sunrise to sunset," from Old French artificial, from Latin artificialis "of or belonging to art," from artificium (see artifice). Meaning "made by man" (opposite of natural) is from early 15c. Applied to things that are not natural, whether real (artificial light) or not (artificial flowers). Artificial insemination dates from 1897. Artificial intelligence "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines" was coined in 1956.