- Created by human beings as opposed to occurring naturally
- Brought into existence by a human agency, usually for social or political purposes
- Originating from the application of legal principles or rules
- The artificial lake in the park was designed by a renowned engineer.
- The increase in population was not a natural occurrence, but artificial due to government policies.
- Although the child was not biologically related to the couple, they became his parents through an artificial process prescribed by law.