Definition of Factitious

1. Adjective. Not produced by natural forces. "Brokers created a factitious demand for stocks"

Similar to: Artificial, Unreal



Definition of Factitious

1. a. Made by art, in distinction from what is produced by nature; artificial; sham; formed by, or adapted to, an artificial or conventional, in distinction from a natural, standard or rule; not natural; as, factitious cinnabar or jewels; a factitious taste.

Definition of Factitious

1. Adjective. Created by humans, artificial. ¹

2. Adjective. Counterfeit, fabricated. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Factitious

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Factitious

1. Artificial; self-induced; not naturally occurring. Origin: L. Factitius, made by art, fr. Facio, to make (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Factitious

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factionary
factioner
factioners
factionist
factionists
factions
factious
factiously
factiousness
factiousnesses
factis
factises
factitial
factitial dermatitis
factitious (current term)
factitious disorder
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factitious purpura
factitious urticaria
factitiously
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factitively
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factiveness
factivity
factless
factoid
factoidal

Literary usage of Factitious

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1. Cavendish by Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach (1996)
""Three Papers, Containing Experiments on factitious Air," Philosophical Transaction* 56 ( 1766): 141. manner as the first; what Cavendish did, in effect, ..."

2. Essays on the Progress of Nations, in Civilization, Productive Industry by Ezra Champion Seaman (1868)
"Luxuries correspond to our factitious, and to some also of our mixed wants. ... The. utility of luxuries is partly real, but mostly factitious. ..."

3. A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Sulphuric Acid by Georg Lunge (1880)
"For some time 70 tons of factitious pyrites per week were made, with a consumption of 75 per ... The " factitious pyrites " itself was black on the outside, ..."

4. A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Sulphuric Acid by Georg Lunge (1880)
"For some time 70 tons of factitious pyrites per week were made, with a consumption of 75 per ... The " factitious pyrites " itself was black on the outside, ..."

5. Essentials of legal medicine, toxicology and hygiene by Charles Edward Armand Semple (1892)
"These may be of two kinds—factitious, which the malingerer contrives to produce; ... Many devices are resorted to by the malingerer to produce factitious ..."

6. The Monthly Review (1844)
"On Feigned and factitious Diseases, §c. By H. GAVIN, MD Churchill. Marshall in his work on the " Enlisting, Discharging, and Pensioning of Soldiers," has ..."

7. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1890)
"factitious Urticaria.—Dr. Henry Waldo, of the Bristol Royal Infirmary, ... Dr. AJ Harrison also publishes notes of cases of factitious urticaria occurring ..."

8. The Chemist: A Monthly Journal of Chemical and Physical Science (1844)
"Powdered factitious tapioca Chamois color. Powdered factitious tapioca mixed with oue- ) Vi , fourth of starch Í ..."

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