Associations to the word «Artificial»


ARTIFICIAL, adjective. Man-made; of artifice.
ARTIFICIAL, adjective. False, misleading.
ARTIFICIAL, adjective. Unnatural.
ARTIFICIAL ABORTION, noun. (medical) A surgically induced abortion.
ARTIFICIAL ABORTIONS, noun. Plural of artificial abortion
ARTIFICIAL ANUS, noun. (surgery) An artificial opening of the intestine.
ARTIFICIAL ANUSES, noun. Plural of artificial anus
ARTIFICIAL ART, noun. The automatization of art production, for example computer-generated art.
ARTIFICIAL FLORIST, noun. Someone who makes or sells artificial flowers.
ARTIFICIAL HORIZON, noun. (aviation) An instrument that displays the pitch and roll of an aircraft in flight by comparing its attitude to a gyroscopically-maintained indication of the flat horizon line.
ARTIFICIAL HORIZONS, noun. Plural of artificial horizon
ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION, noun. (biology) (medicine) The introduction of semen into the uterus or cervix of a female by a means other than copulation
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, noun. Intelligence exhibited by an artificial (non-natural, man-made) entity.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, noun. (artificial intelligence) The branch of computer science dealing with the reproduction or mimicking of human-level intelligence, self-awareness, knowledge, conscience, thought in computer programs.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, noun. The essential quality of a machine which thinks in a manner similar to or on the same general level as a real human being.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, noun. (computing) a computer system or software package which is artificially intelligent
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, noun. (chiefly science fiction) An intelligent, self-aware computer or computer program.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCES, noun. Plural of artificial intelligence
ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGE, noun. Constructed language
ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGE, noun. Formal language
ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGE, noun. Computer language
ARTIFICIAL LANGUAGES, noun. Plural of artificial language
ARTIFICIAL LIFE, noun. The simulation of any aspect of life.
ARTIFICIAL LIFE, noun. The study of synthetic systems that behave like living organisms.
ARTIFICIAL PERSON, noun. (legal) legal person
ARTIFICIAL PERSONS, noun. Plural of artificial person
ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATION, noun. (medicine) The manual or mechanical forcing of air into the lungs of a person who is not breathing in order to maintain life.
ARTIFICIAL RESPIRATIONS, noun. Plural of artificial respiration
ARTIFICIAL SELECTION, noun. (biology) intervention by humans in the breeding of plants or animals in order to preserve selected genetic traits
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER, noun. A sugar substitute, a food additive that attempts to duplicate the effect of sugar in taste but usually with fewer calories.
ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS, noun. Plural of artificial sweetener
ARTIFICIAL TURF, noun. An artificial grass surface used for some sports fields, made to resemble real grass.

Dictionary definition

ARTIFICIAL, adjective. Contrived by art rather than nature; "artificial flowers"; "artificial flavoring"; "an artificial diamond"; "artificial fibers"; "artificial sweeteners".
ARTIFICIAL, adjective. Artificially formal; "that artificial humility that her husband hated"; "contrived coyness"; "a stilted letter of acknowledgment"; "when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation".
ARTIFICIAL, adjective. Not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes.

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King