artifact

   An object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a rudimentary art form or object, as in the products of prehistoric workmanship. Only in the last ten or twenty years works of various native peoples been considered art rather than artifacts, and displayed in museums of art as well as of ethnography. In digital imagery, visual effects introduced into an image in the course of scanning or compression that do not correspond to the image scanned. See collectible, ethnocentrism, material culture, placeholder, realia, and visual culture.

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  • Artifact — or artefact may refer to:* Artifact (archaeology), any object made or modified by a human culture, and later recovered by an archaeological endeavor * Artefact (band) black metal band from France * Artifact (band), a band from Norway * Artifact… …   Wikipedia

  • artifact — ARTIFÁCT s. n. obiect primitiv făcut de mâna omului. (< engl. artifact) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • Artifact — Ar ti*fact, n. [L. ars, artis, art + facere, factum, to make.] 1. (Arch[ae]ol.) A product of human workmanship; applied esp. to the simpler products of aboriginal art as distinguished from natural objects. Syn: artefact. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • artifact — artifact. См. артефакт. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Artifact — Artifact. См. Артефакт. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • artifact — (n.) 1821, artefact, anything made by human art, from It. artefatto, from L. arte by skill (ablative of ars art; see ART (Cf. art) (n.)) + factum thing made, from facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf …   Etymology dictionary

  • artifact — product, *work, production, opus …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • artifact — (Brit. artefact) ► NOUN ▪ a functional or decorative man made object. ORIGIN from Latin arte using art + factum something made …   English terms dictionary

  • artifact — [ärt′ə fakt΄] n. [L arte, by skill (abl. of ars, ART1) + factum, thing made (see FACT)] 1. any object made by human work; esp., a simple or primitive tool, weapon, vessel, etc. 2. Histology any nonnatural feature or structure accidentally… …   English World dictionary

  • artifact — 1. Anything, especially in a histologic specimen or a graphic record, that is caused by the technique used and not reflecting the original specimen or experiment. 2. A skin lesion produced or perpetuated by self inflicted action, as in dermatitis …   Medical dictionary

  • artifact — artefact; n. 1) (in radiography) an appearance on an image reflecting a problem with the radiographic technique rather than representing the true appearance of the patient. For example, a movement artifact is blurring of the image due to movement …   The new mediacal dictionary


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