Definition of artisanal in English:

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Pronunciation: /ärˈtēzən(ə)l/


1Relating to or characteristic of an artisan: artisanal skills artisanal workshops
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  • Unlike kimberlite deposits, which are deep underground, they are quite easy to mine, using artisanal or semi-industrial methods.
  • We've developed a Heritage Skills Apprenticeship Program that preserves artisanal skills that might otherwise be lost.
  • In the late 1990s, artisanal mining for cobalt was allowed, leading to uncontrolled and dangerous mining activities.
1.1(Of a product, especially food or drink) made in a traditional or non-mechanized way: artisanal cheeses
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  • The market for good quality artisanal olive oil has been growing.
  • In 2003 Ontario produced 96,000 kilograms of cheese; 10 per cent of that was artisanal.
  • The conference, designed to celebrate artisanal and farmstead cheeses and to support and educate North American cheesemakers, drew a record attendance.

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Syllabification: ar·ti·san·al

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