n.1.(Archæol.) A product of human workmanship; - applied esp. to the simpler products of aboriginal art as distinguished from natural objects.
2.Any product of human workmanship; - applied both to objects made for practical purposes as well as works of art. It is contrasted to natural object, i.e. anything produced by natural forces without the intervention of man.
3.(Biol.) A structure or appearance in protoplasm due to death, method of preparation of specimens, or the use of reagents, and not present during life.
4.(Technology) an object, oservation, phenomenon, or result arising from hidden or unexpected causes extraneous to the subject of a study, and therefore spurious and having potential to lead one to an erroneous conclusion, or to invalidate the study. In experimental science, artifacts may arise due to inadvertant contamination of equipment, faulty experimental design or faulty analysis, or unexpected effects of agencies not known to affect the system under study.
Noun1.Artifactartifact - a man-made object taken as a whole
Synonyms: artefact
natural object - an object occurring naturally; not made by man
affair, ancient manuscript, antique, antiquity, archaism, article, brainchild, cave painting, child, coinage, composition, concoction, creation, creature, crowning achievement, dingus, distillation, dofunny, dohickey, dojigger, dojiggy, domajig, domajigger, doodad, dowhacky, effect, end product, eolith, eppes, essence, etwas, extract, flumadiddle, fossil, fruit, gadget, gigamaree, gimmick, gizmo, handiwork, hickey, hootenanny, hootmalalie, invention, issue, jigger, manufacture, masterpiece, masterwork, material thing, mezzolith, microlith, mintage, neolith, new mintage, object, offspring, opera, opus, opuscule, origination, outcome, outgrowth, paleolith, petrification, petrified forest, petrified wood, petroglyph, plateaulith, product, production, quelque chose, relic, reliquiae, remains, result, ruin, ruins, something, survival, thing, thingum, thingumabob, thingumadad, thingumadoodle, thingumajig, thingumajigger, thingumaree, thingummy, vestige, whatchy, widget, work
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articulatio trochoidea
articulatory system
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artificial additive
Artificial arguments
artificial blood
Artificial classification
artificial flower
Artificial fuel
Artificial gem
artificial heart
artificial horizon
artificial insemination
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