• WordNet 3.6
    • n artefact a man-made object taken as a whole
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • artefact See artifact.
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In literature:

Otherwise they remain mere paper projects or artefacts that perform no real function.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
The inoculation of his diphtheritic artefacts he found sterile.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various

In news:

This became the cry of the day when not just one but seven 500-year-old sacred Inca artefacts were uncovered on Sara Sara's summit.
Stolen artefacts include statue of King Tut.
A member of the Egyptian special forces moves past an artefact in the Egyptian Museum, located near the opposition stronghold of Tahrir Square, in Cairo February 10, 2011.
Timbuktu artefacts under threat.
These museums hold an immense collection of sculptures, paintings and artefacts that have been collected by the Roman Catholic Church for centuries.
Underwater Archaeologists dig deep for iconic privateer Captain Henry Morgan's lost Caribbean fleet, find various artefacts.
ANCIENT artefacts unearthed by archaeologists show that olive oil has been an integral part of Mediterranean life for thousands of years.

In science:

This is of course an artefact due to our neglecting inertial terms, which suppresses the“mechanical instability” that always destabilises this branch.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
The geometrical meaning of the appearance of the complex manifolds in field theory is absolutely unclear, but, as we see below, it is rather natural to consider this phenomenon as an ”artefact” of string theory.
String Theory or Field Theory?
Thus massless excitations are gauge artefacts.
Translational groups as generators of gauge transformations
It is obvious that this solution is a gauge artefact since one can choose the arbitrary vector field Λµ = Aµ so as to make this solution vanish.
Translational groups as generators of gauge transformations
However, such solutions can be gauged away by choosing the arbitrary field Λµ(x) = Aµ (x) which shows that massless excitations are gauge artefacts.
Translational groups as generators of gauge transformations