artifact vs artefact

artifact artefact

Definitions

  • 1) archaeology An object, such as a tool, weapon or ornament, of archaeological or historical interest, especially such an object found at an archaeological excavation.
  • 2) An object made or shaped by some agent or intelligence, not necessarily of direct human origin.
  • 3) An object made or shaped by human hand.
  • 4) Something viewed as a product of human conception or agency rather than an inherent element.
  • 5) A structure or finding in an experiment or investigation that is not a true feature of the object under observation, but is a result of external action, the test arrangement, or an experimental error.
  • 6) An object produced or shaped by human craft, especially a tool, weapon, or ornament of archaeological or historical interest.
  • 7) A phenomenon or feature not originally present or expected and caused by an interfering external agent, action, or process, as an unwanted feature in a microscopic specimen after fixation, in a digitally reproduced image, or in a digital audio recording.
  • 8) An inaccurate observation, effect, or result, especially one resulting from the technology used in scientific investigation or from experimental error.
  • 9) Any product of human workmanship; -- applied both to objects made for practical purposes as well as works of art. It is contrasted to natural object, i.e. anything produced by natural forces without the intervention of man.
  • 10) (Technology) an object, oservation, phenomenon, or result arising from hidden or unexpected causes extraneous to the subject of a study, and therefore spurious and having potential to lead one to an erroneous conclusion, or to invalidate the study. In experimental science, artifacts may arise due to inadvertant contamination of equipment, faulty experimental design or faulty analysis, or unexpected effects of agencies not known to affect the system under study.
  • 11) (Archæol.) A product of human workmanship; -- applied esp. to the simpler products of aboriginal art as distinguished from natural objects.
  • 12) (Biol.) A structure or appearance in protoplasm due to death, method of preparation of specimens, or the use of reagents, and not present during life.
  • 13) a man-made object taken as a whole
  • 14) Anything made by art; an artificial product.
  • 15) Also artefactum.
  • 16) A natural object modified by human art.
  • 17) Not natural, but produced by manipulation, as some microscopic feature in a hardened tissue.
  • 18) Also spelled artefact.
  • 19) Alsospelledartefact.

Definitions

  • 1) Alternative spelling of artifact, perhaps more common in Commonwealth of Nations English.
  • 2) same as artifact.
  • 3) See artifact.
  • 4) Seeartifact.

Examples

  • 1) The fact that this artifact had sufficient self-will to speak shocked him.
  • 2) Less than a year ago the scrapbook had been like some kind of religious artifact.
  • 3) This fifth game has Layton and Luke investigating the mystery of the title artifact in Casino City, which seems to have been created by the wish-granting mask.
  • 4) You conclude (somehow) that this artifact is a "design", by which you mean it displays "purpose".
  • 5) Do you understand that the doctrine holding that intelligent agency must be identified in advance of a linkage of it to an "artifact" is an ruling and not a logical necessity?
  • 6) Bradford: Do you understand that the doctrine holding that intelligent agency must be identified in advance of a linkage of it to an "artifact" is an ruling and not a logical necessity?
  • 7) A 'knight' is a Christian artifact from a Christian culture just as much as a 'Kirtle Friar' is.
  • 8) We refuse to concede to you what our political thoughts in our minds are, in our hearts are, will determine whether an artifact is legal or illegal.
  • 9) Rogue Moon: Algis Budrys, 1960 - An alien artifact is found on the moon, which is so alien that anyone trying to investigate it dies horribly.
  • 10) John Kessel's "Events Preceding the Helvetican Renaissance" follows the daring escape of a monk named Adlan who steals a valuable cultural artifact from the Caslonian Empire to use as leverage to free his planet, Helvetica.
  • 11) ‘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.’
  • 12) ‘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.’
  • 13) ‘The museum houses a wealth of interesting historical artifacts, including the original shop restored to its original condition.’
  • 14) ‘Of course, much more remains to be done, but the ground floor now houses a large historical museum containing many artifacts indicative of past life in Wood's Harbour.’
  • 15) ‘Because this policy sees every object in terms of personal identity, it is blind to imaginative or well-crafted paintings, interesting or rare historical artefacts.’
  • 16) ‘Therefore, Chonggyechon now contains old deposits and a variety of artifacts that illustrate the cultural history of Seoul over the past 600 years.’
  • 17) ‘The cultural artifacts that decorate the walls don't seem real to me - it's like stepping into the Matrix, an artificially generated world.’
  • 18) ‘It's loaded with ceramic artifacts and historical relics.’
  • 19) ‘The McCord Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of historical artifacts from Montreal and beyond.’
  • 20) ‘Artworks in a museum tend to become historical documents or artefacts.’
  • 21) ‘Displayed alongside the photos are some books, posters and other historical artifacts of this period.’
  • 22) ‘If we view all cultural artifacts as historically contingent, by what measure do we decide if one is morally superior to another?’
  • 23) ‘The film is most interesting as an historical artifact and an example of a black-cast film that seems to respect the actors, though not financially.’
  • 24) ‘The United States Library of Congress preserves the Nation's cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them.’
  • 25) ‘The president of the Admiral Brown Society, JJ O'Hara, said the cannons and guns were rare historical artifacts.’
  • 26) ‘Local people wanted a safe place to exhibit and store family pictures and historical artifacts, and now the Centre provides just that.’
  • 27) ‘I can't help but to think about how the great museums of Europe amassed their collections of cultural artefacts.’
  • 28) ‘All the historical artefacts rescued from the building will be sold at auction next month.’
  • 29) ‘We have no control over our cultural artifacts once we send them out into the world - people do with them what they will, including construct dreams around them.’
  • 30) ‘We take for granted that our cultural artifacts will last.’
  • 31) ‘Note that the notal cleft seen in these preparations is an artifact of the mounting procedure.’
  • 32) ‘Therefore, it is unlikely that the results presented are an artifact of presenting the stimuli fish in bottles.’
  • 33) ‘Could the observed bundling be an artifact of specimen preparation for electron microscopy?’
  • 34) ‘The phenomenon is easily seen by eye and apparently cannot be ascribed to statistical artefacts, selection procedures or flawed reduction techniques.’
  • 35) ‘Upon closer inspection, this claim proves exaggerated, an artifact of exit-poll procedures and inconsistency in question wording.’
  • 36) ‘Shadows and dimly lighted sequences possess great detail and clarity, with no signs of edge enhancement or digital compression artifacts present.’
  • 37) ‘Any drift starting or stopping within the experiment may create artifacts, although the trials are randomized in a balanced order.’
  • 38) ‘No edge enhancement or artifacts are present at all, and as with most transfers of recent films, this DVD looks great.’
  • 39) ‘Though present, the DNR artifacts are not significant enough to detract much from the viewing.’
  • 40) ‘There was grain present, and some artifacts and pixelation, but it wasn't overly distracting.’
  • 41) ‘This movie shows its age through the many artifacts and imperfections present.’
  • 42) ‘However, because cross sections were taken at the very base of the trees and ring series were carefully cross dated, I do not believe the delay to be an artifact of the sampling procedure.’
  • 43) ‘Following the artifact rejecting procedure, the single trial data were averaged separately for each of the six electrode sites and four stimulus conditions.’
  • 44) ‘Were these negative findings an artifact of the procedures used in the study, or were they a valid reflection of the relationships that existed in the sample?’
  • 45) ‘We performed two experiments in order to eliminate the possibility that the recombination we observed was an artifact of the PCR reaction.’
  • 46) ‘The ‘interglacial’ ice core fluctuations are now seen by most scientists as an artifact of ice flow.’
  • 47) ‘This is a flash artifact and is observed also when the flash is ignited in the empty spectrometer.’
  • 48) ‘Researchers need to question whether the phenomena observed are real or an artefact of the experimental methodology used.’
  • 49) ‘Therefore, artifacts associated with the experimental procedure could not be absolutely excluded, as was mentioned by the authors.’

Examples

  • 1) A new series based around historical artefacts that appear in auction houses up and down the country.
  • 2) The ancient artefacts are displayed in a glass presentation case outside the loos.
  • 3) The cassette is a pop art artefact now.
  • 4) The museum displays an impressive collection of the artefacts from both tombs.
  • 5) And speaking of totally irrelevant cultural artefacts.
  • 6) The main saloon houses an impressive collection of artefacts and artworks.
  • 7) It presents a handful of artefacts from his collection.
  • 8) Those who entered his office often raised their eyebrows at the diversity of cultural artefacts that he had collected.
  • 9) The ITV1 show will look at historical artefacts found by the public.
  • 10) The exhibition is clearly showcasing the modern country, and not merely the ancient artefacts.
  • 11) Today, it houses more than three million works of art and artefacts from around the world.
  • 12) So, which cultural artefacts should we consider saving today?
  • 13) Ancient artefacts for your collection - and to suit all budgets?
  • 14) Here's an interesting experiment in how the internet can be harnessed to make cultural artefacts accessible.
  • 15) Also on the move is the island's museum and its eclectic collection of artefacts.
  • 16) Their objects, artefacts, stories and culture add up to something special.
  • 17) One contained an undisturbed ship burial, including many Anglo-Saxon artefacts of outstanding historical and archaeological significance.
  • 18) Explore the game through Uefa trophies, historical artefacts and images.
  • 19) As time goes by these modern classics become less a satirical joy and more little time capsules, historical artefacts peopled by characters now almost forgotten.
  • 20) Religious and secular art and artefacts, some of them truly spectacular, are used to tell the complex story.
  • 21) It also led to accusations against the Government that it had been cavalier with the nation's priceless historical artefacts.
  • 22) A pigment unknown to art historians has been identified on ancient Maya artefacts from Mexico.
  • 23) She also displays a number of interesting artefacts, notably an early ballot box, with discs for voting on the guilt or innocence of an accused.
  • 24) What if the cultural artefact is appropriated from a dominant culture by a member of another dominant culture?
  • 25) SO you have bought the surround sounds amp & speakers. the speaker stands and all the wires. you have bought the best sound you can afford … … … … then settle on an inferior picture because of the size of tv, you say that you have limited floor space so what are you doing with it NOW, are you displaying some rare and ancient artefact, is your new stand taken up that same space you needed so much or do you just have more floor to clean.
  • 26) The list is an artefact from a creative, experiential process.’
  • 27) Writing in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science PNAS, they say the artefact is the earliest worked gold found not only in the Andes, but the Americas as well.
  • 28) The plot has a group of characters searching for a priceless Native American artefact, which is pinched during a poker game at a casino.
  • 29) ~ Bursting dark energy's bubble -- "Theorist suggests mysterious force could be an 'artefact' of a void in space."
  • 30) He arrived as I was puzzling over the design of an incomprehensible, for the moment, Gurlenian "artefact" brought in by Zealor.
  • 31) Snapshot artefact Treat content you created in wiki as an "artefact" • freeze project wiki after completing project: garden it right and move on • make a hard copy: • write wiki on a CD for each participant • publish selected wiki content is a separate website 25
  • 32) Location: cz yes, yes. to be sure i will form the question once more. its not about flicker. degrain (degrain1) and probably v. coherence cause that when there is a small movement of bigger area, sometimes this area doesnot move as whole, but by parts. tried fft3dfilter, which was able to remove this 'artefact' but. but blurs alot. tried to have same frame with 1pixel up/dn/left/right shift and do temporalfiltering on them. or corrector on them.
  • 33) You can select just what you want – and create an artefact which is and isn’t ‘real life.’
  • 34) ‘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.’
  • 35) ‘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.’
  • 36) ‘The museum houses a wealth of interesting historical artifacts, including the original shop restored to its original condition.’
  • 37) ‘Of course, much more remains to be done, but the ground floor now houses a large historical museum containing many artifacts indicative of past life in Wood's Harbour.’
  • 38) ‘Because this policy sees every object in terms of personal identity, it is blind to imaginative or well-crafted paintings, interesting or rare historical artefacts.’
  • 39) ‘Therefore, Chonggyechon now contains old deposits and a variety of artifacts that illustrate the cultural history of Seoul over the past 600 years.’
  • 40) ‘The cultural artifacts that decorate the walls don't seem real to me - it's like stepping into the Matrix, an artificially generated world.’
  • 41) ‘It's loaded with ceramic artifacts and historical relics.’
  • 42) ‘The McCord Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of historical artifacts from Montreal and beyond.’
  • 43) ‘Artworks in a museum tend to become historical documents or artefacts.’
  • 44) ‘Displayed alongside the photos are some books, posters and other historical artifacts of this period.’
  • 45) ‘If we view all cultural artifacts as historically contingent, by what measure do we decide if one is morally superior to another?’
  • 46) ‘The film is most interesting as an historical artifact and an example of a black-cast film that seems to respect the actors, though not financially.’
  • 47) ‘The United States Library of Congress preserves the Nation's cultural artifacts and provides enduring access to them.’
  • 48) ‘The president of the Admiral Brown Society, JJ O'Hara, said the cannons and guns were rare historical artifacts.’
  • 49) ‘Local people wanted a safe place to exhibit and store family pictures and historical artifacts, and now the Centre provides just that.’
  • 50) ‘I can't help but to think about how the great museums of Europe amassed their collections of cultural artefacts.’
  • 51) ‘All the historical artefacts rescued from the building will be sold at auction next month.’
  • 52) ‘We have no control over our cultural artifacts once we send them out into the world - people do with them what they will, including construct dreams around them.’
  • 53) ‘We take for granted that our cultural artifacts will last.’
  • 54) ‘Note that the notal cleft seen in these preparations is an artifact of the mounting procedure.’
  • 55) ‘Therefore, it is unlikely that the results presented are an artifact of presenting the stimuli fish in bottles.’
  • 56) ‘Could the observed bundling be an artifact of specimen preparation for electron microscopy?’
  • 57) ‘The phenomenon is easily seen by eye and apparently cannot be ascribed to statistical artefacts, selection procedures or flawed reduction techniques.’
  • 58) ‘Upon closer inspection, this claim proves exaggerated, an artifact of exit-poll procedures and inconsistency in question wording.’
  • 59) ‘Shadows and dimly lighted sequences possess great detail and clarity, with no signs of edge enhancement or digital compression artifacts present.’
  • 60) ‘Any drift starting or stopping within the experiment may create artifacts, although the trials are randomized in a balanced order.’
  • 61) ‘No edge enhancement or artifacts are present at all, and as with most transfers of recent films, this DVD looks great.’
  • 62) ‘Though present, the DNR artifacts are not significant enough to detract much from the viewing.’
  • 63) ‘There was grain present, and some artifacts and pixelation, but it wasn't overly distracting.’
  • 64) ‘This movie shows its age through the many artifacts and imperfections present.’
  • 65) ‘However, because cross sections were taken at the very base of the trees and ring series were carefully cross dated, I do not believe the delay to be an artifact of the sampling procedure.’
  • 66) ‘Following the artifact rejecting procedure, the single trial data were averaged separately for each of the six electrode sites and four stimulus conditions.’
  • 67) ‘Were these negative findings an artifact of the procedures used in the study, or were they a valid reflection of the relationships that existed in the sample?’
  • 68) ‘We performed two experiments in order to eliminate the possibility that the recombination we observed was an artifact of the PCR reaction.’
  • 69) ‘The ‘interglacial’ ice core fluctuations are now seen by most scientists as an artifact of ice flow.’
  • 70) ‘This is a flash artifact and is observed also when the flash is ignited in the empty spectrometer.’
  • 71) ‘Researchers need to question whether the phenomena observed are real or an artefact of the experimental methodology used.’
  • 72) ‘Therefore, artifacts associated with the experimental procedure could not be absolutely excluded, as was mentioned by the authors.’
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