|1.||any object made by human beings, esp. with a view to subsequent use.|
|2.||a handmade object, as a tool, or the remains of one, as a shard of pottery, characteristic of an earlier time or cultural stage, esp. such an object found at an archaeological excavation.|
|3.||any mass-produced, usually inexpensive object reflecting contemporary society or popular culture: artifacts of the pop rock generation.|
|4.||a substance or structure not naturally present in the matter being observed but formed by artificial means, as during preparation of a microscope slide.|
|5.||a spurious observation or result arising from preparatory or investigative procedures.|
|6.||any feature that is not naturally present but is a product of an extrinsic agent, method, or the like: statistical artifacts that make the inflation rate seem greater than it is.|
A wool blazer that belonged to my grandmother, Nellie Walker.