Origin: L facticius < pp. of facere, do
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- Produced artificially rather than by a natural process.
- Lacking authenticity or genuineness; sham: speculators responsible for the factitious value of some stocks.
Origin: From Latin factīcius, from factus, past participle of facere, to make; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
- fac·tiˈtious·ly adverb
- fac·tiˈtious·ness noun
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