In the end, the line between magic and religion may be something of an artificial one.
In response, the CIA commissioned the “Glass Ceiling Study” to see if artificial barriers against advancement existed.
Apartment dwellers might opt for an artificial tree instead of the real thing.
The Irish Times reports that, “He had plans to install an artificial lake with swans at the back but it never came to fruition.”
To maintain the exclusion from combat roles creates an artificial boundary that women cannot cross.
In the other form the tonic chord was artificial, that is to say, minor.
As yet the use of machinery and artificial manure is almost unknown.
Nor does he give any reason, as that the moon was shining, or that some artificial light was present to dispel the darkness.
I lead so artificial a life; but then I hope it is a useful one.
The dyer mixes his dyes for the coloring of tons of valuable silk and the artist paints under this artificial light.
late 14c., in the phrase artificial day "part of the day from sunrise to sunset," from Old French artificial, from Latin artificialis "of or belonging to art," from artificium (see artifice). Meaning "made by man" (opposite of natural) is from early 15c. Applied to things that are not natural, whether real (artificial light) or not (artificial flowers). Artificial insemination dates from 1897. Artificial intelligence "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines" was coined in 1956.