- An object made by human hand or shaped by it.
- An object, such as a tool, weapon or ornament, of archaeological or historical interest, esp. such an object found at an archaeological excavation.
Translations: Etymology: Latin ars, Wiktionary Appendix:Latin third declension, artis art, factum something made (or arte facto, made by art)
- The dig produced many Roman artifacts.
- Something viewed as a product of human conception or agency rather than an inherent element.
- "The very act of looking at a naked model was an of male supremacy" (Philip Weiss).
- Ref: The American HeritageÂ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004. 8 March 2007.
- A structure or finding in an experiment or investigation that is not a true feature of the object under observation, but is a result of external action, the test arrangement, or an experimental error.
- The spot on his lung turned out to be an of the X-ray process.
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