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[ahrt-wurk] /ˈɑrtˌwɜrk/
  1. the elements that constitute a mechanical, as type, proofs, and illustrations.
  2. a mechanical; paste-up.
the production of artistic or craft objects.
the object so produced.
Origin of artwork
1875-80; art1 + work Unabridged
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Examples from the web for artwork
  • It has all the basic functions for creating logos, fliers, or any other original artwork you need.
  • Join the group for a discussion about the artwork on display, then grab some alone time to sketch whatever inspires you.
  • Statues, artwork and even sections of the temples themselves have been vandalized or stolen.
  • The paint may have been used for body adornment or for long-gone artwork.
  • At quieter times, you can browse a small in-shop bookstore and check out artwork.
  • In the past, it seems he has effectively managed his public image as it tends to be conflated with his artwork.
  • Also, apparently to display that artwork had two purposes.
  • At single unit production levels, it is more a piece of artwork than a true solution.
  • He has used his own family many times in his artwork, mining through the rubble of their lives for something new to say.
  • Combines our award-winning guides with oversized artwork.
British Dictionary definitions for artwork


all the original nontextual matter in a publication, esp the illustrations
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for artwork

also art-work, 1877, from art (n.) + work (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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