Definition of Artefact

1. Noun. A man-made object taken as a whole.

Definition of Artefact

1. Noun. Alternative spelling of artifact, perhaps more common in ''Commonwealth English''. ¹

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Definition of Artefact

1. artifact [n -S] - See also: artifact

Medical Definition of Artefact

1. Something artificial, a distortion that does not reflect normal anatomy or pathology, not usually found in the body. For example: in radiology, the appearance on an X-ray of a surgical metal clip that obscures the clear view of an anatomical structure. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Artefact

art rock
art room
art school
art schools
art speak
art student
art students
art teacher
art therapies
art therapy
art union
artefact (current term)

Literary usage of Artefact

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"In order to make a diagnosis, all other diseases presenting like cutaneous phenomena must be excluded and above all simulation or artefact conditions. ..."

2. OECD Territorial Reviews by Oecd (2001)
"However, simultaneity in time does not mean unity in space: information technology makes it possible to consume the same artefact in several locations. ..."

3. The Future of Money by (Paris) Organisation for Economic Co-ope, OECD Staff, Oecd (2002)
"It is non-destructive: the same artefact can be consumed repetitively either by the same consumer or by a different one. • It is non-subtractive (or ..."

4. A/S/L: Yearbook Academy of Architecture Amsterdam/Maastricht by Laurens ten Kate (2002)
"Er is dan oak behoefte san eon artefact am do ... There is thus a need for an artefact to bring out the qualities fully again. The design process extended ..."

5. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"Rheindorf affirms that this is the case, while Aschoff most persistently denies its possibility, and even insists that this formation is merely an artefact. ..."

6. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1905)
"That they are content to describe an artefact, the abstraction of the nucleolus in section cutting, as a " striking " histological change seems remarkable ..."

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