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Artefact appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

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Definition of the noun artefact

What does artefact mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: artefacts

  1. a man-made object taken as a whole
    • lexical domain: Tops - unique beginner for nouns
    • synonym of artefact: artifact
    • more generic words: unit / whole = an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity
    • more specific terms:
      • article = one of a class of artifacts
      • facility = something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service
      • Americana = any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America
      • anachronism = an artifact that belongs to another time
      • antiquity = an artifact surviving from the past
      • block = a solid piece of something
      • button = any artifact that resembles a button
      • trade good / commodity / good = articles of commerce
      • cone = any cone-shaped artifact
      • covering = an artifact that covers something else
      • creation = an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone
      • decker = something constructed with multiple levels
      • ornamentation / decoration / ornament = something used to beautify
      • electroplate = any artifact that has been plated with a thin coat of metal by electrolysis
      • excavation = a hole in the ground made by excavating
      • duplicate / extra = something additional of the same kind
      • material / textile / fabric / cloth = artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
      • installation / facility = a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
      • fixture = an object firmly fixed in place
      • float = something that floats on the surface of water
      • insert / inset = an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted
      • instrumentality / instrumentation = an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end
      • layer / bed = single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance
      • stinker / lemon = an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory
      • line = something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible
      • marker = some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
      • mystification = something designed to mystify or bewilder
      • opening = a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made
      • cushioning / padding = artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
      • plaything / toy = an artifact designed to be played with
      • ready-made = a manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase
      • restoration = some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed
      • flat solid / sheet = a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width
      • sphere = any spherically shaped artifact
      • square = any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles
      • squeaker = any artifact that makes a squeaking sound when used
      • strip / slip = artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
      • construction / structure = a thing constructed
      • surface = the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary
      • thing = an artifact
      • track = a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels
      • way = any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another
      • weight = an artifact that is heavy
      • building material = material used for constructing buildings
      • paving material / pavement / paving = material used to pave an area

Alternative definition of the noun artefact


  1. Alternative spelling of artifact, perhaps more common in Commonwealth English.


  1. Artefact is a technology product design company based in Seattle, Washington. Founded by designers, Gavin Kelly and Rob Girling in 2006, Artefact designs and builds technology products and services.
  2. Artefact is a record label.


  1. Artefact was a black metal band from Nice, France. According to the band itself, its name is taken from the medieval fantasy universe, and evokes a magical item.
  2. Artefact est un groupe de rock français.


  1. "Artefact" is a musical album of Nebulo.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  2. "Artefact" is a musical album of Jim Protector.
    • released in (4 years ago)
  3. "Artefact" is a musical album of Maria False.
    • released on
  4. "Artefact" is a musical album of Philip Samartzis & Sachiko M.
    • released in (13 years ago)

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Artefact

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Google previewXIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013 (2013)

MEDICON 2013, 25-28 September 2013, Seville, Spain by Laura M. Roa

An artefact is a side effect caused by the experimental conditions during data acquisition. There are two possible...

Google previewThe Thing and Art (2009)

Two Essays on the Ontotopy of the Work of Art by Arvydas Šliogeris

simple thought: an artefact is a reality, not given from everlasting, not existing in a ready-made shape, only to be found by a human;

Namely in respect of this touch, the artefact is the secondary reality, because it originates in the realm of ...

Google previewNorms in Technology (2012)

by Marc J de Vries, Sven Ove Hansson, Anthonie W.M. Meijers

A technical artefact is an object with a certain function, and this function is to a large extent realized by its physical structure.

A structural description of an artefact is a description of the thing in the language of physics (and chemistry).

Google previewMind, Method, and Morality (2010)

Essays in Honour of Anthony Kenny by John Cottingham, Peter Hacker

For him, an artefact is an ens per accidens (a being only by coincidence), not something in nature (not something naturally occurring), not, in Aquinas's language, an ens per se.16 For Aquinas, an artefact is an ens per accidens since it is ...

Google previewSurveillance and Identity (2016)

Discourse, Subjectivity and the State by David Barnard-Wills

The second artefact is the personal document shredder. This device, formerly limited to the office and associated with the disposal of incriminating documents in many a political thriller, is now a common sight in UK homes. It is used to make ...

Google previewInformation Modelling and Knowledge Bases IX (1998)

by Pierre-Jean Charrel, H. Jaakkola, H. Kangassalo

Oxford OX3 OBP United Kingdom Ahstract One of the mosl common events when designing an artefact is the introduciion of a new functional requirement to the existing mechanisms. Focusing on the functional aspect of physical devices, we ...

Google previewDoing Archaeology (2012)

A Subject Guide for Students by Donald Henson

An artefact is a humanly made or altered object. A motor car is an artefact,

Google previewOn the Move to Meaningful Internet Systems 2006 (2006)

CoopIS, DOA, GADA, and ODBASE by R. Meersman, Zahir Tari

d1 is software tool that is designed with the sole purpose of determining whether a given artefact is a newsletter or not. Acc(d1) = 0.95 which means that the system ...

Google previewScientific Transactions of the Medical Society of City Hospital Alumni (1902)

A common artefact is a circumscribed ring in the center of the corpuscle containing no hemoglobin. Some artefacts are due to the manner of spreading the blood. The method of spreading blood generally recommended is to take two glasses, ...

Google previewSt. Louis Courier of Medicine (1902)

A common artefact is a circumscribed ring in the center of the corpuscle containing no hemoglobin. Some artefacts are due to the manner of spreading the blood. The method of spreading blood generally recommended is to take two glasses, ...

Google previewRequalifying the Built Environment (2012)

Challenges and Responses by Roderick Lawrence, Hulya Turgut, Peter Kellett

artefact is the case – a building, a housing area, or public space for instance, instead of an individual or a social group – the gap between the case study and ...

Google previewSaint Louis Courier of Medicine (1902)

A common artefact is a circumscribed ring in the center of the corpuscle containing no hemoglobin. Some artefacts are due to the manner of spreading the blood. The method of spreading blood generally recommended is to take two glasses, ...

Google previewSocial Sciences and the Military (2006)

An Interdisciplinary Overview by Giuseppe Caforio

Thecreation ofa new artefact is a rulebreaking activity,no matter how much it alters the prescribed procedures. Inthis setting what might be overlooked asaminor ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Historical Archaeology (2002)

by Charles E. Orser Jnr

Pattern recognition is based upon artefact functional analysis.

Google previewThe Primary Science and Technology Encyclopedia (2010)

by Christopher Collier, Dan Davies, Alan Howe, Kendra McMahon

ARTEFACT (D&T ) An artefact is anything made or used by people. In primary design and technology ...

Google previewThe Social Science Encyclopedia (2004)

by Adam Kuper

An artefact is described through the eyes of relevant social groups. In describing the highwheeled Ordinary bicycle in the 1870s, Bijker argued that such groups included bicycle producers, young athletic Ordinary users, women cyclists and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry (2010)

Nevertheless, such terms as 'F1 noise' used to describe something which is actually artefact is indicative of users' perceptions. The utility of the majority of clinical MRI scans is, however, not limited at all by signaltonoise ratio concerns, even in ...

Google previewBlack's Medical Dictionary (2005)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Artifact (Artefact) 55 thought of as mechanical failure of articular cartilage; and rheumatoid arthritis, in which the primary problem is a chronic inflammation of the synovial lining of joints, tendon sheaths and bursae. Other, less common forms of ...

Google previewThe SAGE Dictionary of Qualitative Inquiry (2014)

by Thomas A. Schwandt

(Artefact). Products of human workmanship or handcrafting, for example, a tool, text, work of art, monument, or photograph, are often referred to as artifacts. An artifact is an object that carries meaning about the culture of its creators and users.

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

artefact. (artifact) 1. A manmade object. 2. Something observed that is not naturally present but has arisen as a result of the process of observation or investigation.

Google previewThe Dictionary of Modern Medicine (1992)

by J.C. Segen

see Antigen-presenting cells, Dendritic reticular cells “Venetian blind" artefact SURGICAL PATHOLOGY Parallel ridging and cracking with separation of ...

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Small photo of An ancient greek artefact, metal theater mask, Filippoi, GreeceSmall photo of An ancient greek artefact, metal theater mask, Filippoi, GreeceSmall photo of Ancient unidentified Scythian artefact on white background. Metal disk with golden eagle & winged bulls going around in circle on golden twisted handle. Probable royal scepter, mirror or decoration.Small photo of Ancient stone artefact at the ruins of Shettihalli Rosary Church, Hassan, Karnataka, India which built by French missionaries in 1860s in scenic waterside spot.Small photo of prehistoric artefact in South SwedenSmall photo of Interesting Roman Artefact from ItalySmall photo of Rare ancient Ceramic artefact called the Vase of Tavira, under the Moors occupation in Tavira city, Portugal. More...

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The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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