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Look up artifact in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

An artifact or artefact (see also spelling differences) is: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... American and British English spelling differences are one aspect of American and British English differences. ...

  • A human-made object, such as a tool, weapon or ornament, especially those of archaeological or historical interest.
  • A human-made object that is a prototype or standard of measurement.
  • A structure or feature, visible only as a result of external action or experimental error. Also known as disturbance in biopotential signals.
  • Artefact is a fulltext information retrieval system capable of searching through databases containing documents written in a natural language

Articles about various kinds of artifacts include: A modern hammer is directly descended from ancient hand tools A tool or device is a piece of equipment which typically provides a mechanical advantage in accomplishing a physical task, or provides an ability that is not naturally available to the user of a tool. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up Decoration in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... History is often used as a generic term for information about the past, such as in geologic history of the Earth. When used as the name of a field of study, history refers to the study and interpretation of the record of human societies. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with prototyping. ... Standardization, in the context related to technologies and industries, is the process of establishing a technical standard among competing entities in a market, where this will bring benefits without hurting competition. ... Various meters Measurement is an observation that reduces an uncertainty expressed as a quantity. ... An error has different meanings in different domains. ... A database is an information set with a regular structure. ... The term natural language is used to distinguish languages spoken and signed (by hand signals and facial expressions) by humans for general-purpose communication from constructs such as writing, computer-programming languages or the languages used in the study of formal logic, especially mathematical logic. ...


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Artifact - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (379 words)
An artifact (also artefact) refers to any object or process resulting from human activity which represents things from the past.
Artifact as defined by the Oxford English Dictionary is "anything made by human art and workmanship; an artificial product." The word artifact comes from 'ars,' meaning art and 'factum,' meaning to make.
Artifacts in archaeology is the word "applied to the rude products of aboriginal workmanship as distinguished from natural remains." (Oxford English Dictionary).
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