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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  A  structure  or  appearance  in  protoplasm  due  to 
  death  or  the  use  of  reagents  and  not  present  during  life. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  artifact 
  n  :  a  man-made  object  [syn:  {artefact}]  [ant:  {natural  object}] 




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