Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Artificers' work; craftsmanship.

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Examples

  • In essence, the question of quality is disregarded as entirely subjective and the condemnation is made on the basis of the very artificing that is essential to that quality.

    Pretentiousness

  • It would be a mistake to conflate figurative language with directly referential language, but it is equally a mistake, I think, to treat this sort of "poetic" articulation as autotelic artificing.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Narrative's Function (1)

  • In essence, the question of quality is disregarded as entirely subjective and the condemnation is made on the basis of the very artificing that is essential to that quality.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • It would be a mistake to conflate figurative language with directly referential language, but it is equally a mistake, I think, to treat this sort of "poetic" articulation as autotelic artificing.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • We might be replaying or artificing scenarios simply for the fun of it.

    THE HALLS OF PENTHEUS -- PART THREE

  • To me sentience is an aesthetic system, a mode of artificing, the process and the products of that process, the materials and methods of creation, the acts of creation, and the resultant creations themselves, simultaneously and inextricably abstract and concrete.

    The Art of Life

  • To me sentience is an aesthetic system, a mode of artificing, the process and the products of that process, the materials and methods of creation, the acts of creation, and the resultant creations themselves, simultaneously and inextricably abstract and concrete.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Certain processes of the all-mother, the great artificing wisdom of the power that works and weaves in silence and in darkness, when viewed in the light of the established opinion of some of the little individuals created by it, are considered very vile.

    Jennie Gerhardt

  • Probably all I'd ever do about spaceflight was some of the engineering, with help from my wife on some of the artificing.

    Operation Luna

  • The thread of thought running through the poem is slight as the plot of dreams, -- breaks, perhaps, if you take it up too abruptly; but how beautiful are the hues and the artificing of the jewels strung upon it!

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866

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