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  1. ar·ti·fact
  2. noun

    • 1. an object made by a human being, typically an item of cultural or historical interest:

      gold and silver artifacts
    • 2. something 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
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: artefact, plural noun: artefacts

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