artifact

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA (key): /ˈɑːtɪfækt/
  • (US) IPA (key): /ˈɑrtɪfækt/ or [-ɾɪ-] or [-ɾə-]
  • Hyphenation: ar‧ti‧fact

Noun[change]

Singular
artifact

Plural
artifacts

  1. An artifact is an object that was made by a human.
  2. An artifact is a finding in an investigation that is not a true feature of the object, but is a result of external action, such as an experimental error.
  3. (archaeology) An artifact is an object, such as a tool or weapon, that is found at an archaeological excavation.