ETYM Latin ars, artis, art + facere, factum, to make.
A man-made object; SYN. artefact.
A visible imperfection or distortion in a digital image. Artifacts may be caused by hardware/software limitations or may be a byproduct of compression.
Object of human manufacture; condition caused by human interference.
Any movable object that has been used, modified, or manufactured by humans, such as a tool, weapon or vessel.