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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishartefactar‧te‧fact especially British English (also artifact especially American English) /ˈɑːtəfækt $ ˈɑːr-/ ●○○ noun [countable]  THINGan object such as a tool, weapon etc that was made in the past and is historically important ancient Egyptian artefactssee thesaurus at thing
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artefactWright's character is in effect a projected reader registering bewilderment before an artefact which has abandoned conventional ordering.An artefact from the past can be used to engage interest and awaken curiosity.This fixed point may be almost anything which can be independently dated: another coin, another artefact, a historical event.Many artefacts decorated in this way have been found in royal tombs on the mainland.To what extent are some of the so-called characteristics of ageing in fact social artefacts?The problem of interpretation is closely linked to the place of the artefact in intersubjective order.
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