The definition of artificial refers to something that is simulated or made by humans, not by nature.(adjective)
An example of the word artificial is flowers and plants which are made of plastic.
See artificial in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OFr < L artificialis < artificium, artifice
See artificial in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin artificiālis, belonging to art
Origin: , from artificium, craftsmanship; see artifice.
Learn more about artificial