Notebook, 1993-



Ingenious device or expedient . . . . Artful stratagen . . . . Humanly contrived . . . . Imitation . . . . Sham . . . . Contrivance

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Artifice n [MF, fr. L artificium, fr. artiific-, artifex artificer, fr. L art-, ars + facere] [ca. 1604] 1a: clever or artful skill: Ingenuity [believing thst characters had to be created from within rather than with __ -Garson Kanin] b: an ingenious device or expedient 2a: an artful stratagem: Trick b: false or insincere behavior [social __] syn see Trick. Art

Artificer n [14c] 1: a skilled or artistic worker or craftsman 2: one that makes or contrives: Deviser [had been the __ of his own fortunes -Times Lit. Supp]

Artificial adj [14c] 1: humanly contrived often on a natural model: Man-made [an __ limb] [__ diamonds] 2a: having existence in legal, economic, or political theory b: caused or produced by a human and esp. social or political agency [an _- price advantage] [__ barriers of discrimination -R.C. Weaver] 3 obs: Artful, Cunning 4a: lacking in natural or sponatneous quality [an __ smile] [an __ excitement] c: Imitation, Sham [__ flavor] 5: based on differential morphological characters not necessarily indicative of natural relationships [an __ key for plant identification]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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