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Definition of Artificial
ArtificialTangent Tan"gent, n. [L. tangens, -entis, p. pr. of tangere to
touch; akin to Gr. ? having seized: cf. F. tangente. Cf.
Attain, Contaminate, Contingent, Entire, Tact,
Taste, Tax, v. t.] (Geom.)
A tangent line curve, or surface; specifically, that portion
of the straight line tangent to a curve that is between the
point of tangency and a given line, the given line being, for
example, the axis of abscissas, or a radius of a circle
produced. See Trigonometrical function, under Function.
Artificial, or Logarithmic, tangent, the logarithm of
the natural tangent of an arc.
Natural tangent, a decimal expressing the length of the
tangent of an arc, the radius being reckoned unity.
Tangent galvanometer (Elec.), a form of galvanometer having
a circular coil and a short needle, in which the tangent
of the angle of deflection of the needle is proportional
to the strength of the current.
Tangent of an angle, the natural tangent of the arc
subtending or measuring the angle.
Tangent of an arc, a right line, as ta, touching the arc of
a circle at one extremity a, and terminated by a line ct,
passing from the center through the other extremity o. ArtificialArtificial Ar`ti*fi"cial, a. [L. artificialis, fr. artificium:
cf. F. artificiel. See Artifice.]
1. Made or contrived by art; produced or modified by human
skill and labor, in opposition to natural; as, artificial
heat or light, gems, salts, minerals, fountains, flowers.
Artificial strife Lives in these touches, livelier
than life. --Shak.
2. Feigned; fictitious; assumed; affected; not genuine.
``Artificial tears.' --Shak.
3. Artful; cunning; crafty. [Obs.] --Shak.
4. Cultivated; not indigenous; not of spontaneous growth; as,
artificial grasses. --Gibbon.
Artificial arguments (Rhet.), arguments invented by the
speaker, in distinction from laws, authorities, and the
like, which are called inartificial arguments or proofs.
Artificial classification (Science), an arrangement based
on superficial characters, and not expressing the true
natural relations species; as, ``the artificial system'
in botany, which is the same as the Linn[ae]an system.
Artificial horizon. See under Horizon.
Artificial light, any light other than that which proceeds
from the heavenly bodies.
Artificial lines, lines on a sector or scale, so contrived
as to represent the logarithmic sines and tangents, which,
by the help of the line of numbers, solve, with tolerable
exactness, questions in trigonometry, navigation, etc.
Artificial numbers, logarithms.
Artificial person (Law). See under Person.
Artificial sines, tangents, etc., the same as logarithms
of the natural sines, tangents, etc. --Hutton.
Meaning of Artificial from wikipedia
of being artificial
or manmade) is the state
of intentional human
- Artificial intelligence
(AI) is intelligence demonstrated
by machines, as opposed
to the natural intelligence
displa**** by animals including
- An artificial heart
is a device
the heart. Artificial hearts
used to bridge
the time to heart
transplantation, or to permanently...
- An artificial
**** is a device designed
**** organ. To achieve
this, it will generally
be made of a soft material, lubricated, and...
turf is a surface
of synthetic fibers
made to look like natural
gr****. It is most often
used in arenas
that were originally
- An artificial island
is an island
that has been constructed
by people rather
means. Artificial islands
may vary in size from small...
- An artificial uterus
womb is a device
that would allow
for extracorporeal pregnancy
a fetus outside
the body of an organism
- Artificial insemination
(AI) is the deliberate introduction
into a female's cervix
or uterine cavity
for the purpose
- Artificial neural networks
(ANNs), usually simply called neural networks
(NNs), are computing systems inspired
by the biological neural networks
leather, also called synthetic
leather, is a material intended
in upholstery, clothing, footwear, and other
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