from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Made in resemblance of or as a substitute for another. See Synonyms at artificial.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of simulate.
  • adj. made to imitate something else; artificial

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not genuine or real; being an imitation of the genuine article
  • adj. reproduced or made to resemble; imitative in character


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