factitious definition by Webster's New World
not natural, genuine, or spontaneous; forced or artificial: factitious needs created by advertising
Origin: Classical Latin facticius ; from past participle of facere, do
factitious definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- 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
factitious - Medical Definition
Produced artificially rather than by a natural process.