Artificial vs Crannog - What's the difference?

artificial | crannog |

As an adjective artificial

is man-made; of artifice.

As a noun crannog is

an artificial island, used in prehistoric and medieval times in scotland and ireland for dwelling.




(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 ----



    Alternative forms



    (en noun)
  • An artificial island, used in prehistoric and medieval times in Scotland and Ireland for dwelling.