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ARTIFACT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does artifact mean? 

ARTIFACT (noun)
  The noun ARTIFACT has 1 sense:

1. a man-made object taken as a whole

  Familiarity information: ARTIFACT used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARTIFACT (noun)


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Meaning:

A man-made object taken as a whole

Classified under:

Nouns with no superordinates

Synonyms:

artefact; artifact

Hypernyms ("artifact" is a kind of...):

unit; whole (an assemblage of parts that is regarded as a single entity)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "artifact"):

paving material (material used for pavement)

flat solid; sheet (a flat artifact that is thin relative to its length and width)

restoration (some artifact that has been restored or reconstructed)

ready-made (a manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase)

plaything; toy (an artifact designed to be played with)

cushioning; padding (artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort)

opening (a vacant or unobstructed space that is man-made)

mystification (something designed to mystify or bewilder)

marker (some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something)

line (something (as a cord or rope) that is long and thin and flexible)

sphere (any spherically shaped artifact)

square (any artifact having a shape similar to a plane geometric figure with four equal sides and four right angles)

building material (material used for constructing buildings)

weight (an artifact that is heavy)

way (any artifact consisting of a road or path affording passage from one place to another)

track (a pair of parallel rails providing a runway for wheels)

thing (an artifact)

surface (the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary)

construction; structure (a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts)

slip; strip (artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material)

squeaker (any artifact that makes a squeaking sound when used)

lemon; stinker (an artifact (especially an automobile) that is defective or unsatisfactory)

instrumentality; instrumentation (an artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end)

insert; inset (an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted)

covering (an artifact that covers something else (usually to protect or shelter or conceal it))

cone (any cone-shaped artifact)

commodity; good; trade good (articles of commerce)

button (any artifact that resembles a button)

block (a solid piece of something (usually having flat rectangular sides))

antiquity (an artifact surviving from the past)

anachronism (an artifact that belongs to another time)

Americana (any artifact (such as books or furniture or art) that is distinctive of America)

facility (something designed and created to serve a particular function and to afford a particular convenience or service)

creation (an artifact that has been brought into existence by someone)

decker ((often used in combinations) something constructed with multiple levels)

float (something that remains on the surface of a liquid)

fixture (a object firmly fixed in place (especially in a household))

facility; installation (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry)

cloth; fabric; material; textile (artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers)

duplicate; extra (something additional of the same kind)

excavation (a hole in the ground made by excavating)

enclosure (artifact consisting of a space that has been enclosed for some purpose)

electroplate (any artifact that has been plated with a thin coat of metal by electrolysis)

decoration; ornament; ornamentation (something used to beautify)

article (one of a class of artifacts)

Antonym:

natural object (an object occurring naturally; not made by man)


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