May 02, 2019
Learner's Word of the Day
artifact /ˈɑɚtɪˌfækt/ noun
artifact
/ˈɑɚtɪˌfækt/
noun

or chiefly British spelling artefact
plural artifacts

Ancient artifacts from the Middle East
Ancient artifacts from the Middle East
Learner's definition of ARTIFACT

[count]

1 : a simple object (such as a tool or weapon) that was made by people in the past

  • The caves contained many prehistoric artifacts.

  • an artifact from the Colonial period

2 : a false or inaccurate result or effect that is produced accidentally — usually + of

  • The drop in scores was merely an artifact of the way the test was administered.

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