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Noun: artifact  'aar-ti,fakt
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: artefact)
  1. A man-made object taken as a whole
    - artefact [Brit]
  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 artifacts from using a low-resolution pixelization";
    - artefact [Brit]

Derived forms: artifacts

Type of: unit, whole

Antonym: natural object

Encyclopedia: Artifact