Definition of Artificiality

1. Noun. The quality of being produced by people and not occurring naturally.

Generic synonyms: Unnaturalness
Specialized synonyms: Staginess, Theatricality, Pretence, Pretense, Pretension
Derivative terms: Artificial, Artificial

Definition of Artificiality

1. n. The quality or appearance of being artificial; that which is artificial.

Definition of Artificiality

1. Noun. The quality of being artificial or produced unnaturally. ¹

2. Noun. Something artificial. ¹

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Definition of Artificiality

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Artificiality

artificial persons
artificial pneumothorax
artificial pupil
artificial respiration
artificial satellite
artificial selection
artificial skin
artificial sphincter
artificial stone
artificial sweetener
artificial sweeteners
artificial tears
artificial ventilation
artificial wetland
artificiality (current term)
artificially sweetened

Literary usage of Artificiality

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"While most of these poems are simple and effective, many of his original poems are marred by a laboured artificiality, acrostics and other metrical devices ..."

2. The Ancient Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1881)
"I. Its barrenness and artificiality.—Return to nature and sentiment.—II. ... Barrenness and artificiality are the two traits of this society, ..."

3. The Foundations of Psychology by Jared Sparks Moore (1921)
"The artificiality of Science.—If it is true that science ignores value, then the artificiality of scientific method, the abstractness of its content, ..."

4. Mars as the Abode of Life by Percival Lowell (1908)
"A CORNER OF MARS, JUNE io, 1907 But long before the catalogue of geometric artificiality curiosities had drawn to its close, — for it were wearisome to ..."

5. The Bookman (1903)
"artificiality, the concession to your moral- nothing incongruous or forced, yet every- loving Briton ceases. Each picture taken thing so chosen as to shed ..."

6. The School as a Social Institution: An Introduction to the Study of Social by Charles Leonidas Robbins (1918)
"There can be no j^c^ £ doubt that there is a strong tendency toward such overcoming artificiality in all institutions and professions. dency"o- In the ..."

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