An item or object.
used in various fantasy settings to portray objects that have some sort of magical power or innert ability.
"this crown of the deep artifact gives me +4 to charisma"

"frodo,we must destroy this artifact for the good ofmiddle earth"
by misko August 27, 2007
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Cody:Have You Heard About That Game Artifact
James:Dont Fucking Talk About That Game
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A piece of useless shit saved to look at in the future.
The Smithsonian found an 2000-year old Egyptian dog carcass and put it in the Museum as an artifact
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1. Appearance
2. Physical appearance, especially when pleasing.
3. A distinctive, unified manner of dress or fashion.
Kiko: The artifaction for this fall will be...this 1700s Kabuto Samurai Hat
Fashion guru: So garish!
Kiko: Quiet!
by Kiko July 19, 2004
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1. Something made to resemble a real fact, by or through President Trump or his Administration or other.

2. A false statement, a non-truth, a lie or a falsehood.
3. An exaggeration of the truth or a half truth.
4. An alternative fact.
Did you hear that CNN has discovered another artifact from the Trump Administration.
by My Kraken January 23, 2017
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Term invented (or at least popularized) by the late musician Frank Zappa to describe children conceived primarily for the experience of having them.
"There seems to be this trend for the young modern parent to have a child for these reasons: For the woman to experience the miracle of childbirth and for the young couple to raise their precious child to be this immaculate artifact of modern society. If people think today's punk kids are repulsive, wait until they see what these little artifact children are going to do."

Frank Zappa
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When a picture has been reposted hundreds of times by different people across the Internet, to the point where the compression from being screenshoted and uploaded has become noticeable. This could be noticable blurriness, distortion, or pixelation.
I've seen this meme posted on so many accounts, I can see the JPEG Artifacts.
by ShadowLink3D September 7, 2020
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