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artificial

  

      adj  
1    produced by man; not occurring naturally  
artificial materials of great strength     
2    made in imitation of a natural product, esp. as a substitute; not genuine  
artificial cream     
3    pretended; assumed; insincere  
an artificial manner     
4    lacking in spontaneity; affected  
an artificial laugh     
5      (Biology)   relating to superficial characteristics not based on the interrelationships of organisms  
an artificial classification     
     (C14: from Latin artificialis belonging to art, from artificium skill, artifice)  
  artificiality      n  
  artificially      adv  


artificial aid  
      n     (Mountaineering)      another name for       aid       5  
artificial climbing  
      n      another name for       aid climbing  
artificial daylight  
      n     (Physics)   artificial light having approximately the same spectral characteristics as natural daylight  
artificial disintegration  
      n     (Physics)   radioactive transformation of a substance by bombardment with high-energy particles, such as alpha particles or neutrons  
artificial feel  
      n   a system, used in aircraft that have fully powered control surfaces, providing the pilot with simulated aerodynamic forces on the controls  
artificial horizon  
      n  
1      (Also called)    gyro horizon   an aircraft instrument, using a gyroscope, that indicates the aircraft's attitude in relation to the horizontal  
2      (Astronomy)   a level reflecting surface, such as one of mercury, that measures the altitude of a celestial body as half the angle between the body and its reflection  
artificial insemination  
      n   introduction of spermatozoa into the vagina or uterus by means other than sexual union  
   See       AI       AIH       DI  
artificial intelligence  
      n   the study of the modelling of human mental functions by computer programs,   (Abbrev.)    AI  
artificial kidney  
      n     (Med)   a mechanical apparatus for performing haemodialysis  
artificial language  
      n   an invented language, esp. one intended as an international medium of communication or for use with computers  
   Compare       natural language  
artificial respiration  
      n  
1    any of various methods of restarting breathing after it has stopped, by manual rhythmic pressure on the chest, mouth-to-mouth breathing, etc.  
2    any method of maintaining respiration artificially, as by use of an iron lung  
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n.
a patient who lost is tracheal reflexes by general anesthesia or Coma ; state whos trache has been protected by a tube that permits artificial ventilation.
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n.
is the recreation of any entity after its death or destruction
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