Associations to the word «Artifact»


ARTIFACT, noun. An object made or shaped by human hand.
ARTIFACT, noun. (archaeology) An object, such as a tool, weapon or ornament, of archaeological or historical interest, especially such an object found at an archaeological excavation.
ARTIFACT, noun. Something viewed as a product of human conception or agency rather than an inherent element.
ARTIFACT, noun. 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.
ARTIFACT, noun. (biology) A structure or appearance in protoplasm due to death, method of preparation of specimens, or the use of reagents, and not present during life.
ARTIFACT, noun. An object made or shaped by some agent or intelligence, not necessarily of direct human origin.
ARTIFACT, noun. (computing) A perceptible distortion that appears in a digital image, audio or video file as a result of applying a lossy compression algorithm.

Dictionary definition

ARTIFACT, noun. A man-made object taken as a whole.

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza