AskDefine | Define artificially

Dictionary Definition

artificially adv : not according to nature; not by natural means; "artificially induced conditions" [syn: unnaturally, by artificial means] [ant: naturally]

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  1. In an artificial manner.


in an artificial manner

Extensive Definition

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.
artificially in Catalan: Artificial
artificially in French: Artificiel
artificially in Dutch: Kunstmatig
artificially in Urdu: مصنوعی
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