Definition of By artificial means

1. Adverb. Not according to nature; not by natural means. "Artificially induced conditions"

Exact synonyms: Artificially, Unnaturally
Partainyms: Artificial
Antonyms: Naturally



Lexicographical Neighbors of By Artificial Means

by-your-leave
by-your-leaves
by George
by God
by Jove
by a long shot
by a whisker
by accident
by all accounts
by all means
by all odds
by and by
by and large
by any chance
by any means
by artificial means (current term)
by chance
by choice
by choice(p)
by committee
by default
by definition
by degrees
by design
by dint of
by ear
by election
by experimentation
by far
by fits and starts

Literary usage of By artificial means

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"The regulation of the electric motor is accomplished in some cases by artificial means ; but in the most approved type of electric motors the regulation is ..."

2. The American and English Encyclopedia of Law by John Houston Merrill, Charles Frederic Williams, Thomas Johnson Michie, David Shephard Garland (1895)
"by the construction of sewers and privy vaults.1 And the fact that the plaintiff appropriates the polluted water by artificial means as, for instance, ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Eminent Domain in the United States by John Lewis (1900)
"... or increasing of the flow by artificial means,5" or the pollution v. Haggin, 69 Cal. 255; Emporia v. Soden, 25 Kan. ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1901)
"But the law also prohibits the taking of water by artificial means, and if such taking by artificial means results in special injury to a riparian owner, ..."

5. A Summary of the Law of Public Corporations by Howard Strickland Abbott (1908)
"No liability arises under such circumstances.142 On the other hand, where the accumulations of ice and snow are made by artificial means, or caused by ..."

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