any of various synthetic, carpetlike materials made to resemble turf and used as a playing surface for football and baseball fields, to cover patios, etc.
See artificial surface
- Artificial ventilation
artificial ventilation artificial ventilation n. See artificial respiration. Historical Examples The properties of air which render both natural and artificial ventilation possible are diffusion, motion, and gravity. The Home Medical Library, Volume V (of VI) Various A gust of bracing air and rough exertion breaks in upon the artificial ventilation of the House of Commons. […]
quality. an thing or trait: artificialities of speech. Contemporary Examples The artificiality of the TV show, when paired with the growing intimacy between the cast members, was often jarringly surreal. The Surreal Genius of Bravo’s Rich Kids Docudrama ‘NYC Prep’ Amy Zimmerman April 22, 2014 Liberals still searched for the authenticity and energy denied them […]
verb (transitive) to render artificial
made by human skill; produced by humans (opposed to ): artificial flowers. imitation; simulated; sham: artificial vanilla flavoring. lacking naturalness or spontaneity; forced; contrived; feigned: an artificial smile. full of affectation; affected; stilted: artificial manners; artificial speech. made without regard to the particular needs of a situation, person, etc.; imposed arbitrarily; unnatural: artificial rules for […]