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Noun: artefact  'aa(r)-ti,fakt
Usage: Brit (N. Amer: artifact)
  1. A man-made object taken as a whole
    - artifact [N. Amer]
  2. Something that appears in a scientific result that is not a true feature of thing being studied, but instead a result of the experimental or analysis method, or observational error
    "the method has no artefacts from using a low-resolution pixelization";
    - artifact [N. Amer]

Derived forms: artefacts

Type of: unit, whole

Encyclopedia: Artefact