Definition of factitious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//fækˈtɪʃəs//
; NAmE NAmE//fækˈtɪʃəs//
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not genuine but created deliberately and made to appear to be true Word Origin mid 17th cent. (in the general sense ‘made by human skill or effort’): from Latin facticius ‘made by art’, from facere ‘do, make’.
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