Artificial Island
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Etymology: artificial+island
Function: Noun

1. A tract of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent caused or produced by a human and especially social or political agency.

1. 28 Mar 2004, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.An aerial view of the Palm Project an artificial island off the shore of Dubai built in the shape of a palm tree. The Palm will host a number of hotels, recreation facilities and residential luxury homes. Image by © Jorge Ferrari/epa/Corbis.

(bianny poueriet, 4/12/07)
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