Factitious - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fækˈtɪʃəs|  American pronunciation of the word factitious
Brit.  |fakˈtɪʃəs|  British pronunciation of the word factitious

adjective

- not produced by natural forces

brokers created a factitious demand for stocks

Examples

...presumably the statue is of factitious marble, because for that price you're not going to get the real stuff...

...the factitious friendliness shown by the beauty-pageant contestants to one another...

brokers created a factitious demand for stocks

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