Fabricated vs Artificial - What's the difference?

fabricated | artificial |

As adjectives the difference between fabricated and artificial

is that fabricated is constructed or assembled while artificial is man-made; of artifice.

As a verb fabricated

is (fabricate).




  • (fabricate)
  • Adjective

  • constructed or assembled
  • false in the sense of made-up, constructed
  • artificial



    (en adjective)
  • Man-made; of artifice.
  • * {{quote-magazine, title=A better waterworks, date=2013-06-01, volume=407, issue=8838
  • , page=5 (Technology Quarterly), magazine=(The Economist) citation , passage=An artificial kidney these days still means a refrigerator-sized dialysis machine. Such devices mimic the way real kidneys cleanse blood and eject impurities and surplus water as urine. But they are nothing like as efficient, and can cause bleeding, clotting and infection—not to mention inconvenience for patients, who typically need to be hooked up to one three times a week for hours at a time.}}
  • False, misleading.
  • Unnatural.
  • Derived terms

    * artificial consciousness * artificial intelligence * artificiality * artificially * artificialness * artificial selection * artificial turf

    See also

    * fake ----