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artifact

División en sílabas: ar·ti·fact
Pronunciación: /ˈärdəfakt
 
/
(British artefact)

Definición de artifact en inglés:

sustantivo

1An object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest: gold and silver artifacts
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The National Museum in Nairobi has collections of historical and cultural artifacts and the museum at Fort Jesus in Mombasa is dedicated to archeology and history.
  • This treasury which is located inside a safe locked basement beneath the shrine contains historical artifacts, priceless manuscripts and a significant amount of gold and gems.
  • The museum houses a wealth of interesting historical artifacts, including the original shop restored to its original condition.
Sinónimos
relic, article;
handiwork
2Something observed in a scientific investigation or experiment that is not naturally present but occurs as a result of the preparative or investigative procedure: widespread tissue infection may be a technical artifact
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Note that the notal cleft seen in these preparations is an artifact of the mounting procedure.
  • Therefore, it is unlikely that the results presented are an artifact of presenting the stimuli fish in bottles.
  • Could the observed bundling be an artifact of specimen preparation for electron microscopy?

Origen

early 19th century: from Latin arte 'by or using art' + factum 'something made' (neuter past participle of facere 'make').

Derivados

artifactual

1
Pronunciación: /ˌärtəˈfakCHo͞oəl/
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • The emphasis is on the visceral, the emotive, and the artifactual; the museum personalizes history, encouraging visitors to identify with and put themselves in the place of the victims.
  • Two others exploit the artifactual conditions that people create where they build their towns and villages.
  • Road to Perdition is probably too detached, too self-consciously artefactual to glamorise anything very much.

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