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artificial British & World English

Made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, especially as a copy of something natural

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artificial flowers

artificial life British & World English

The simulation by computer programs or computerized systems of the behaviour, population dynamics, or other characteristics of living organisms

artificial silk British & World English

Old-fashioned term for viscose.

artificial horizon British & World English

A gyroscopic instrument or a fluid surface, typically one of mercury, used to provide the pilot of an aircraft with a horizontal reference plane for navigational measurement when the natural horizon is obscured

artificial kidney British & World English

A machine or other mechanical device which performs the functions of the human kidney

artificial surface British & World English

A carpetlike playing surface used in stadiums instead of natural grass

artificial climbing British & World English

The sport of climbing on an indoor or outdoor wall whose surface simulates a mountain

artificial respiration British & World English

The restoration or initiation of someone’s breathing by manual, mechanical, or mouth-to-mouth methods

artificial insemination British & World English

The medical or veterinary procedure of injecting semen into the vagina or uterus

artificial intelligence British & World English

The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages

artificial turf in artificial surface British & World English

A carpetlike playing surface used in stadiums instead of natural grass