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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (synthetic)
a. artificial
The artifical flowers were so well made they almost looked real.Las flores artificiales estaban tan bien hechas que casi parecían reales.
b. sintético
The sofa is upholstered in artifical leather.El sofá está tapizado en cuero sintético.
c. de imitación
Rebecca wore artificial diamonds to the party.Rebecca llevó diamantes de imitación a la fiesta.
d. postizo (hair)
A gust of wind came and blew Jeremy's artificial hair off his head.Vino una ráfaga de viento y le quito el cabello postizo de la cabeza de Jeremy.
2. (insincere)
a. afectado
I don't trust Elaine one bit; she's totally artificial.No confío en Elaine ni una pizca; es completamente afectada.
b. artificial
Rodrigo's artificial manner with clients makes me shudder.Los modos artificiales de Rodrigo con los clientes me hace estremecer.
c. forzado
There was an artificial smile on Mariano's face when he congratulated the opponent who had beaten him.En el rostro de Mariano se le veía una sonrisa forzada cuando felicitó al adversario que le había ganado.
d. falso
Can't you tell that her manner of speaking is totally artificial?¿Qué no te das cuenta que su manera de hablar es totalmente falsa?
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (conditions, light, distinction)
a. artificial
2. (limb, hair)
a. postizo(a), artificial
3. (smile)
a. afectado(a), artificial
artificial inseminationinseminación artificial
4. (computers)
artificial intelligenceinteligencia artificial
artificial respirationrespiración artificial
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artificial [ˌɑːtɪˈfɪʃəl]
1 (synthetic) [+light, flower, lake, leg, limb] artificial; [+leather] sintético; [+jewel] de imitación; [+hair] postizo
2 [+person, manner] artificial; afectado; [+smile] forzado; [+situation] artificial
it was a very artificial situation
artificial horizon (n) horizonte (m) artificial
artificial insemination (n) inseminación (f) artificial
artificial intelligence (n) inteligencia (f) artificial
artificial manure (n) abono (m) químico
artificial respiration (n) respiración (f) artificial
artificial silk (n) seda (f) artificial; rayón (m)
artificial sweetener (n) edulcorante (m)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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