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artificial eyne

Artificial

[ahr-tuh-fish-uhl]

Artificial is something which is not natural. Its original sense, related to artifact and artifice, refers to a product of human endeavor; a more English but gendered synonym is man-made. It is also used to mean "false", a substitute for the real thing, as in artificial turf or artificial sweetener.

Examples of the proper use and its metaphorical extensions include:

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