noun, plural ar·ti·fi·ci·al·i·ties.
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What does artificiality mean?
Artificiality is the quality of being artificial—made or manufactured as opposed to occurring naturally. Artificial is often used as the opposite of natural. A close synonym of artificial is synthetic.
This sense of the word is often used in the context of food to describe things like ingredients, flavors, additives, and preservatives that are chemically processed. Food packaging often specifies whether a product has natural or artificial flavors (or both). An artificial sweetener is a kind of chemical used as a substitute for sugar, such as in diet sodas.
Artificial is not only used in the context of food. Artificial turf is a grasslike surface used for sports playing fields. Artificial diamonds are those that are manufactured, as opposed to those that have developed through natural processes in the earth. Artificial flowers are often used as decorations. Artificial intelligence generally refers to the ability of a computer to function in a way that mimics or is likened to the human mind.
Sometimes, artificial is used in a more negative way to describe something as fake or imitation, as in Something about this tastes artificial.
Artificiality can be used in all of these contexts.
Example: When designing this material, I tried to avoid any sense of artificiality—I wanted it to feel completely real.
Where does artificiality come from?
The first records of the word artificiality in its modern sense come from around 1760. It ultimately comes from the Latin artificiālis, meaning “belonging to art,” from artificium, meaning “skill.” (The related word artifice can refer to trickery or inventiveness.)
Artificial is typically used to indicate that the thing it describes was made and especially to contrast it with a natural version of that thing that grew or developed naturally. Like artificial, artificiality can be used in both neutral and negative ways, but it is perhaps more likely to be used in a negative way to criticize something that doesn’t feel or seem natural or genuine.
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What are some other forms related to artificiality?
- artificial (adjective)
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How is artificiality used in real life?
Artificiality can be used in both neutral and negative ways. When used negatively, it’s used in the criticism of things that are not natural or genuine.
When mixing it up at home, always use fresh ingredients & stay away from store-bought mixers. There's no room for artificiality at your bar.
— Tanqueray (@Tanquerayusa) April 30, 2013
This is exactly it. Next push of social media might move away from artificiality to reality/honesty.
Faking your personality is quite hard on live video. https://t.co/felUZFcfDT
— (@levelsio) May 16, 2020
The framing of this film is illustrative of the artificiality of this world but also responds to the fact that Steve himself cannot distinguish a simulated cinematic illusion from reality.https://t.co/07VESJiGZN
— Curiosity Shots (@Curiosity_Shots) November 12, 2020
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Is artificiality used correctly in the following sentence?
There is so much artificiality in our foods these days, but I prefer natural ingredients.
Example sentences from the Web for artificiality
The artificiality of the TV show, when paired with the growing intimacy between the cast members, was often jarringly surreal.The Surreal Genius of Bravo’s Rich Kids Docudrama ‘NYC Prep’|Amy Zimmerman|April 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Liberals still searched for the authenticity and energy denied them by the artificiality of capitalism and democracy.The Revolt Against the Masses and the Roots of Modern Liberalism|Fred Siegel|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such talk is so much Romanticism and nonsense and unsoundness and artificiality.Fathers and Sons|Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev
The outstanding proof of the artificiality of this civilization is its powerlessness to propagate.Germany and the Germans|Price Collier
Whether it be art or artificiality, the trick is beyond my powers.Gabriel Tolliver|Joel Chandler Harris
Even in this vastness and this peace, man brought his artificiality to curb the freedom of nature.Petticoat Rule|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Its artificiality and its lack of artificiality interested him.Lord Stranleigh Abroad|Robert Barr