Definition of artificial surface in English:

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artificial surface

Entry from US English dictionary


Sports (also artificial turf) A carpetlike playing surface used in stadiums instead of natural grass.
Example sentences
  • ‘He ran the fastest 40 I've ever seen, on grass or on artificial surface,’ Martz says.
  • I've no doubt that these surfaces will continue to improve and eventually there will be an artificial surface which is as good as grass.
  • It has the dubious distinction of being the first outdoor major league park with a wholly artificial surface, but it went natural in October 2000.

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Syllabification: ar·ti·fi·cial sur·face

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