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Artificial vs. Natural — What's the Difference?

Artificial vs. Natural — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Artificial and Natural

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Artificial

Made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally, especially as a copy of something natural
An artificial limb
Artificial flowers
Her skin glowed in the artificial light
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Natural

Present in or produced by nature
A natural pearl.
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Artificial

(of a person or their behaviour) insincere or affected
She gave an artificial smile
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Natural

Of, relating to, or concerning nature
A natural environment.
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(of a bid) conventional as opposed to natural
The Italian team began with an artificial club
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Natural

Conforming to the usual or ordinary course of nature
A natural death.
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Artificial

Made by humans, especially in imitation of something natural
An artificial sweetener that replaces sugar.
Artificial flowers.
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Natural

Not acquired; inherent
Love of power is natural to some people.
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Artificial

Not arising from natural or necessary causes; contrived or arbitrary
"Hausa [in Niger] ... are separated from their brethren in Nigeria by a porous and artificial border that the colonial powers left behind" (Jeffrey Tayler).
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Natural

Having a particular character by nature
A natural leader.
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Artificial

Affected or insincere
An artificial smile.
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Natural

(Biology) Not produced or changed artificially; not conditioned
Natural immunity.
A natural reflex.
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Artificial

Man-made; made by humans; of artifice.
The flowers were artificial, and he thought them rather tacky.
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Natural

Characterized by spontaneity and freedom from artificiality, affectation, or inhibitions.
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Artificial

; fake, forced, or feigned.
Her manner was somewhat artificial.
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Natural

Not altered, treated, or disguised
Natural coloring.
Natural produce.
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Artificial

Not natural or normal: imposed arbitrarily or without regard to the specifics or normal circumstances of a person, a situation, etc.
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Natural

Faithfully representing nature or life.
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(bridge) Conveying some meaning other than the actual contents of one's hand.
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Natural

Expected and accepted
“In Willie's mind marriage remained the natural and logical sequence to love” (Duff Cooper).
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Artificial

Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers.
Artificial strifeLives in these touches, livelier than life.
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Natural

Established by moral certainty or conviction
Natural rights.
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Artificial

Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine.
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Natural

Being in a state regarded as primitive, uncivilized, or unregenerate.
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Artificial

Artful; cunning; crafty.
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Natural

Related genetically
The natural parents of the child.
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Artificial

Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as, artificial grasses.
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Natural

Born to parents who have never been married to each other
The natural son of the king.
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Artificial

Contrived by art rather than nature;
Artificial flowers
Artificial flavoring
An artificial diamond
Artificial fibers
Artificial sweeteners
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Natural

(Mathematics) Of or relating to positive integers, sometimes including zero.
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Artificial

Artificially formal;
That artificial humility that her husband hated
Contrived coyness
A stilted letter of acknowledgment
When people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation
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Natural

Not sharped or flatted.
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Artificial

Not arising from natural growth or characterized by vital processes
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Natural

Having no sharps or flats.
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Natural

Relating to hair that is allowed to remain in an unaltered state
“Many tweets also attacked double standards that exist regarding black women's hair. Wearing extensions and weaves can be seen as traitorous or insecure, while wearing hair in a natural or traditionally African-inspired style ... can result in mocking criticism” (Mary Emily O'Hara).
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Natural

One having all the qualifications necessary for success
You are a natural for this job.
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Natural

One suited by nature for a certain purpose or function
She is a natural at mathematics.
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Natural

The sign (♮) placed before a note to cancel a preceding sharp or flat.
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Natural

A note so affected.
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Natural

A yellowish gray to pale orange yellow.
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Natural

(Games) A combination in certain card and dice games that wins immediately.
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Natural

Existing in nature.
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Natural

Existing in the nature of a person or thing; innate, not acquired or learned.
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Natural

Normally associated with a particular person or thing; inherently related to the nature of a thing or creature.
The species will be under threat if its natural habitat is destroyed.
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Natural

As expected; reasonable, normal; naturally arising from the given circumstances.
It's natural for business to be slow on Tuesdays.
His prison sentence was the natural consequence of a life of crime.
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Natural

Formed by nature; not manufactured or created by artificial processes.
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Natural

Pertaining to death brought about by disease or old age, rather than by violence, accident etc.
She died of natural causes.
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Natural

Having an innate ability to fill a given role or profession, or display a specified character.
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Natural

(maths) Designating a standard trigonometric function of an angle, as opposed to the logarithmic function.
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Natural

(music) Neither sharp nor flat. Denoted ♮.
There's a wrong note here: it should be C natural instead of C sharp.
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Natural

Containing no artificial or man-made additives; especially (of food) containing no colourings, flavourings or preservatives.
Natural food is healthier than processed food.
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Natural

Pertaining to a decoration that preserves or enhances the appearance of the original material; not stained or artificially coloured.
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Natural

Pertaining to a fabric still in its undyed state, or to the colour of undyed fabric.
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Natural

(dice) Pertaining to a dice roll before bonuses or penalties have been applied to the result.
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Natural

(bodybuilding) Not having used anabolic steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs.
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Natural

(bridge) Bidding in an intuitive way that reflects one's actual hand.
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Natural

(algebra) Closed under submodules, direct sums, and injective hulls.
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Natural

Pertaining to birth or descent; native.
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Natural

Having a given status (especially of authority) by virtue of birth.
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Natural

Related genetically but not legally to one's father; born out of wedlock, illegitimate.
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Natural

Related by birth; genetically related.
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Natural

A native inhabitant of a place, country etc.
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Natural

(music) A note that is not or is no longer to be modified by an accidental.
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Natural

(music) The symbol ♮ used to indicate such a natural note.
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Natural

One with an innate talent at or for something.
He's a natural on the saxophone.
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Natural

An almost white colour, with tints of grey, yellow or brown; originally that of natural fabric.
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Natural

(archaic) One with a simple mind; a fool or idiot.
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Natural

One's life.
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Natural

A hairstyle for people with Afro-textured hair in which the hair is not straightened or otherwise treated.
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Natural

A breast which has not been modified.
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Natural

Someone who has not used anabolic steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs.
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Natural

(craps) A roll of two dice with a score of 7 or 11 on the comeout roll.
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Natural

Naturally; in a natural manner.
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Natural

Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential; characteristic; innate; not artificial, foreign, assumed, put on, or acquired; as, the natural growth of animals or plants; the natural motion of a gravitating body; natural strength or disposition; the natural heat of the body; natural color.
With strong natural sense, and rare force of will.
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Natural

Conformed to the order, laws, or actual facts, of nature; consonant to the methods of nature; according to the stated course of things, or in accordance with the laws which govern events, feelings, etc.; not exceptional or violent; legitimate; normal; regular; as, the natural consequence of crime; a natural death; anger is a natural response to insult.
What can be more natural than the circumstances in the behavior of those women who had lost their husbands on this fatal day?
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Natural

Having to do with existing system to things; dealing with, or derived from, the creation, or the world of matter and mind, as known by man; within the scope of human reason or experience; not supernatural; as, a natural law; natural science; history, theology.
I call that natural religion which men might know . . . by the mere principles of reason, improved by consideration and experience, without the help of revelation.
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Natural

Conformed to truth or reality
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Natural

Having the character or sentiments properly belonging to one's position; not unnatural in feelings.
To leave his wife, to leave his babes, . . . He wants the natural touch.
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Natural

Connected by the ties of consanguinity.
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Natural

Begotten without the sanction of law; born out of wedlock; illegitimate; bastard; as, a natural child.
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Natural

Of or pertaining to the lower or animal nature, as contrasted with the higher or moral powers, or that which is spiritual; being in a state of nature; unregenerate.
The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God.
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Natural

Belonging to, to be taken in, or referred to, some system, in which the base is 1; - said of certain functions or numbers; as, natural numbers, those commencing at 1; natural sines, cosines, etc., those taken in arcs whose radii are 1.
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Natural

Produced by natural organs, as those of the human throat, in distinction from instrumental music.
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Natural

Existing in nature or created by the forces of nature, in contrast to production by man; not made, manufactured, or processed by humans; as, a natural ruby; a natural bridge; natural fibers; a deposit of natural calcium sulfate. Opposed to artificial, man-made, manufactured, processed and synthetic.
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Natural

Not processed or refined; in the same statre as that existing in nature; as, natural wood; natural foods.
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Natural

A native; an aboriginal.
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Natural

Natural gifts, impulses, etc.
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Natural

One born without the usual powers of reason or understanding; an idiot.
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Natural

A character [
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Natural

A person who has an innate talent that makes success in some specific endeavor, such as sports, much easier than for others; as, Pele was a natural in soccer.
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Natural

Someone regarded as certain to succeed;
He's a natural for the job
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Natural

A notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
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Natural

(craps) a first roll of 7 or 11 that immediately wins the stake
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Natural

In accordance with nature; relating to or concerning nature;
A very natural development
Our natural environment
Natural science
Natural resources
Natural cliffs
Natural phenomena
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Natural

Existing in or produced by nature; not artificial or imitation;
A natural pearl
Natural gas
Natural silk
Natural blonde hair
A natural sweetener
Natural fertilizers
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Natural

Existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical;
A perfectly natural explanation
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Natural

Functioning or occurring in a normal way; lacking abnormalities or deficiencies;
It's the natural thing to happen
Natural immunity
A grandparent's natural affection for a grandchild
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Natural

Of a key containing no sharps or flats;
B natural
C sharp
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Natural

Unthinking; prompted by (or as if by) instinct;
A cat's natural aversion to water
Offering to help was as instinctive as breathing
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Natural

(used especially of commodities) in the natural unprocessed condition;
Natural yogurt
Natural produce
Raw wool
Raw sugar
Bales of rude cotton
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Natural

Related by blood; not adopted;
Natural parent
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Natural

Being talented through inherited qualities;
A natural leader
A born musician
An innate talent
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Natural

Unaffected and natural looking;
A lifelike pose
A natural reaction
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