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    What is the differences between these words? artificial and superficial

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    Default Re: Artificial/superficial

    Quote Originally Posted by Yomaris View Post
    What is the differences between these words? artificial and superficial
    The best place to look is in a dictionary.

    ar·ti·fi·cial (är'tə-fĭsh'əl)
    adj.
      1. Made by humans; produced rather than natural.
      2. Brought about or caused by sociopolitical or other human-generated forces or influences: set up artificial barriers against women and minorities; an artificial economic boom.
    1. Made in imitation of something natural; simulated: artificial teeth.
    2. Not genuine or natural: an artificial smile.
    su·per·fi·cial (sū'pər-fĭsh'əl)
    adj.
    1. Of, affecting, or being on or near the surface: a superficial wound.
    2. Concerned with or comprehending only what is apparent or obvious; shallow.
    3. Apparent rather than actual or substantial: a superficial resemblance.
    4. Trivial; insignificant: made only a few superficial changes in the manuscript.
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