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artificial

Biology relating to superficial characteristics not based on the interrelationships of organisms

artificial

Made to resemble a natural material or object, for example, faux marbre.
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Even if Tornatore were deliberately aiming for the artificiality that clings to nearly every frame, the pic would still feel needlessly airless, hampered by an Italian-to-English script translation that may be precise but lacks naturalism.
Fresh and energetic, it plays out the action on a trestle set with onstage viewers, inviting us to collude in the art and artificiality of its romantic conventions - amorous nobleman, aided by wily barber, steals lovely girl from beneath the nose of her elderly guardian.
Poor Ben--he is honestly in love, and for teens, his devotion may outweigh the lame artificiality of Gothic-villain Mom and the more interesting intricacies of how to get a boy to fall in love.
Certain themes--the artificiality of a single Indonesian identity; corruption; the people's resilience--are common threads, but Pisani examines them sensitively and from multiple angles.
For all the joyful artificiality of her appearance, it gives her joy, folks, and that's what matters.
Arguing that it is not the artificiality of borders, but rather their arbitrariness, that have been a bane to Africa, with serious consequences for the politics of identity, character of conflicts, and project of nation-building, this volume argues for revising African borders (or in some cases not revising borders) based on their value to particular constituencies and on the basis of changing realities.
The bench said SEBI should ensure that fraud, deceit and artificiality have no place in the securities market.
Tama Leaver begins his examination of the permutations of artificiality in popular culture by considering moments when the artificial was not at odds with the human.
Poetic forms differ in the ways they aspire to naturalness or artificiality.
Characters, all writers or failed writers, are loopy, unsympathetic misfits, driven by curious obsessions that give them an uneasy artificiality.
This latest feature reunites him with many frequent collaborators to craft a tender love story in his trademark world of heightened artificiality.
There are plenty of sub-plots concerning the love affairs of the main characters and the play is very much an attack on the artificiality of human behaviour and sentiments.