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artificial

ar·ti·fi·cial

artificial

 
pronunciation:
ar tih fI shl
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part of speech: adjective
definition: made by people; not natural.
Those flowers are artificial, not real.
 
antonyms:
natural
similar words:
manufactured
derivations: artificially (adv.), artificiality (n.)
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The word artificial contains the following part:
-al2, -ial, -ual Latin adjective-forming suffix that means pertaining to
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The suffix -al2, -ial attaches primarily to nouns (national , environmental ) but sometimes to Latin or Greek roots (final , capital , comical ) to form adjectives. See also -ar1.