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ar·ti·fi·cial

artificial

 
 
pronunciation:
ar tih fI shl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: made by human beings; not natural.
He can walk now with an artificial leg.
 
synonyms:
man-made, synthetic
antonyms:
natural
similar words:
manufactured
definition 2: not true or sincere; pretended.
Her apology sounded artificial.
synonyms:
unnatural
antonyms:
natural
similar words:
insincere, plastic
derivations: artificially (adv.), artificiality (n.)
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The word artificial contains the following parts:
fac, fic, fec, fact, fect Latin root that means make, do
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This root is also the origin of the suffixes "-fy, -ify, -efy" and "-ification, -efaction".