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artificial

adjective adulterine, artificiosus, assumed, casuistic, concocted, deceptive, ersatz, faked, false, feigned, fictitious, forged, illusory, imaginary, imagined, imitation, imitative, man-made, not natural, simulated, simulative, spurious, superficial, ungenuine, unnatural, unreal
Associated concepts: artificial boundaries, artificial ingrediints, artificial monuments, artificial person, artificial pond, artificial presumption, artificial watercourse
See also: bogus, deceptive, disingenuous, false, fictitious, histrionic, imitation, inflated, meretricious, orotund, pretentious, specious, spurious, synthetic

ARTIFICIAL. What is the result of, or relates to, the arts; opposed to natural; thus we say a corporation is an artificial person, in opposition to a natural person. Artificial accession is the uniting one property to another by art, opposed to a simple natural union. 1 Bouv. Inst. n. 503.

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The objective of the experimental research is to investigate factors influencing the drying, such as temperature, relative humidity and air velocity, in the chamber during artificial drying of 32 mm thick beech lumber, and the analysis of the experimental data in terms of achieving higher drying rate, i.e.
Air-drying exposes the wood to periods of rain and drying which leach out excessive harshness (tannin) while retaining desirable components such as vanillin, 70% of which is lost during artificial drying. And "toasting" of the barrels is carried out more slowly over a lower heat, allowing a deeper penetration of the flame.
This phenomenon has also been reported under artificial drying and preconditioning (slow drying before fast drying) treatments (Loeffler and Burris, 1982; Herter and Burris, 1989a; Peterson, 1997).