And Romney as Remainderman is not a function of mere circumstance, but an artifact of explicit calculation.
The local housing shortage is an artifact of the national housing crisis.
The newspaper column as we kno it is an artifact of telegraphy.
Today, a lack of provenance often means one of two things: an artifact is forged or an artifact was illegally acquired.
The essay itself seems an artifact of a dying tradition, and not just in its grandiosity.
Written about in religious books, love starts a journey from naturalness to artifact.
It was an artifact—a crumbling ruin, the remnant of an ancient structure whose original appearance I could not fathom.
The nature which science defines is an artifact or construct.
Flaking—the removing of flakes from a core or artifact in flint working.
artifact (L)—an object of human workmanship, especially one of prehistoric origin.
1821, artefact, "anything made by human art," from Italian artefatto, from Latin arte "by skill" (ablative of ars "art;" see art (n.)) + factum "thing made," from facere "to make, do" (see factitious). The spelling with -i- is by 1884, by influence of the Latin stem. Archaeological application dates from 1890.
artifact ar·ti·fact or ar·te·fact (är'tə-fākt')
A structure or substance not normally present but produced by an external agent or action, such as a structure seen in a microscopic specimen after fixation that is not present in the living tissue.
A skin lesion produced or perpetuated by self-inflicted action.
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