1 made or produced by man in imitation of sth natural; not real 人造的; 人工的; 假的
*artificial flowers, light, limbs, pearls 假花, 人造光, 义肢, 假珍珠.
2 affected; insincere; not genuine 做作的; 虚假的; 假的
*Her artificial gaiety disguised an inner sadness. 她以矫揉造作的快乐掩饰着内心的悲痛.
adj [usually before noun]
1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:
artificiel, from Latin
artificialis, from artificium; ARTIFICE
not real or not made of natural things but made to be like something that is real or natural
= false artificial flowers artificial light artificial fertilizers
an artificial situation or quality exists because someone has made it exist, and not because it is really necessary artificial distinctions artificial barriers of gender and race
artificial behaviour is not sincere - used to show disapproval
≠ genuine an artificial smile>artificiallyadv Food prices are being kept artificially low.>artificiality
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1. Indoor mountain-climbing centers, with artificial peaks and cliffs; 室内登山中心，那儿有人造山峰与悬崖；
2. Theatrical make-up and artificial blood had been used to make the injuries look realistic. 用于化妆的油彩和人造血使的创伤非常逼真.
3. Theatrical make-up and artificial blood had been used to make the injuries look realistic. 用于化妆的油彩和人造血使的创伤非常逼真.
4. No,it´s artificial leather. 不, 它是人造皮.
5. He drew a quite artificial distinction between men and women readers. 他把男读者和女读者硬是人为地区分开来.
6. And without giving any consideration to the effects produced on the individuals and on their descendants by the artificial mode of existence imposed by the factory. 工厂把一种人为的生存方式强加给工人，却不顾及这种生存方式给工人及其后代带来的影响。
7. Many of the radio and electronic devices used are similar to those of artificial satellites. 所用的无线电和电子仪器中有许多与人造卫星的相同。
8. "Poor chaps aren´t so well off either these days," said Mr. Bond, putting up one of his artificial smiles. “那些可怜的伙计们近来日子也不好过，”邦德先生说，并再次露出他那不自然的笑容。
9. Rockets and artificial satellites can go far above the ionosphere, and even escape from the Earth. 火箭和人造卫星能够达到远远高出电离层的空间，甚至摆脱地球引力。