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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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One appeal was to post-tourists who savored the ironies of its artificiality in knowing ways while enjoying the sense of nostalgia and kitsch that some were associating with the whole Blackpool experience (thus preserving its character in an era of globalization).
But the main attraction, paradoxically, is more likely in the very artificiality that has characterized opera from the start.
Since the familiar meaning of artificiality is "fraudulent" or "phony," P.
They enjoy a comic relationship based on endless squabbles while really regarding each other as brothers but all that buddy-buddy stuff reeks of artificiality.
Despite the artificiality and silliness of the situation, all of us rose to the occasion and tried to take our task seriously.
There is some degree of artificiality in this system, since cepacia is not a classical word but a later scientific coinage, formed from the classical Latin caepa.
I've always felt there to be an artificiality to the finished film," the filmmaker admits, "because really it is so much about the process, almost like a liv ing organism in its own right.
Oddly, however, the artificiality of the translation tends to reinforce the Voltairean sense of fable in the novel and highlights its two parallel main currents of overwhelming suffering and enduring hope.
Classroom peer response has always been modeled after self-sponsored writing groups (Peter Elbow's Writing without Teachers is still a classic), but our pedagogical struggles to make them work has proven our inability to make peer response very much like writing groups, largely because of the coerced context of the classroom and artificiality of curricular needs.
And as the Australian films The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and Muriel's Wedding revealed, ABBA's cheerful artificiality made it the secret heart-music for awkward, dreamy girls and boys who know just what to do with yards of colorful fabric.
The artificiality of the scheme is shown by the fact that customers who pay cash are not given a discount," said Dawn Primarolo, the paymaster general.
He wants to extract himself from the snares of the conventional artificiality that is poetry, by writing poems