In an artificial fashion by art or skill and contrivance perhaps not by nature
- perhaps not relating to nature; not without drugs
- In an artificial fashion; by art, or ability and contrivance, maybe not of course.
- Ingeniously; skillfully.
- Craftily; artfully.
Technically; scientifically ; using regards to art. A will or contract is called "artificially" drawn when it is couched in apt and technical expressions and displays a scientific arrangement.
very early 15c.; see synthetic + -ly (2).
(adv.) In an artificial way; by art, or skill and contrivance, perhaps not by nature.
- (adv.) Ingeniously; skillfully.
- (adv.) Craftily; artfully.
At this time there existed a belief, held at a later date by Berzelius, Gmelin and many others, that the formation of organic compounds was conditioned by a so-called vital force; and the difficulty of artificially realizing this action explained the supposed impossibility of synthesizing organic compounds.