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“Artifact” or “Artefact”

Language

Artifact and artefact are both English terms.

Usage

Artifact is predominantly used in 🇺🇸 American (US) English (en-US) while artefact is predominantly used in 🇬🇧 British English (used in UK/AU/NZ) (en-GB).

In terms of actual appearance and usage, here's a breakdown by country, with usage level out of 100 (if available) 👇:

Term US UK India Philippines Canada Australia Liberia Ireland New Zealand Jamaica Trinidad & Tobago Guyana
artifact 98 79 82 98 88 77 0 62 82 74 86 100
artefact 2 21 18 2 12 23 0 38 18 26 14 0

  • In the United States, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (98 to 2).
  • In the United Kingdom, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (79 to 21).
  • In India, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (82 to 18).
  • In the Philippines, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (98 to 2).
  • In Canada, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (88 to 12).
  • In Australia, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (77 to 23).
  • In Liberia, there is not enough data to determine a preference between "artifact" and "artefact".
  • In Ireland, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (62 to 38).
  • In New Zealand, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (82 to 18).
  • In Jamaica, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (74 to 26).
  • In Trinidad & Tobago, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (86 to 14).
  • In Guyana, there is a preference for "artifact" over "artefact" (100 to 0).
Examples

Below, we provide some examples of when to use artifact or artefact with sample sentences.

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Examples in Context

Examples of “artifact”

  • lack of methylation and an artifact.
  • Dogleg, a type of artifact in computer imaging, colloquially known
  • an open-air museum with original artifact displayed where they were used.
  • the Chosen: A book on artifacts, focusing on weapons, armor and
  • A weird artifact of block matching owes to
  • asks Derrida about his term, "artifactuality," which indicates that the construction
  • This analysis of temporally sensitive artifact types also produced information of
  • Mayan Artifact (part 2)
  • premise of society as an artifact, and rejects the necessity of
  • time, race, and nationality: an artifact of differences in literacy skills

Examples of “artefact”

  • Artefact: Machines à écrire 1.0.
  • Artefact remains found at La Trinidad
  • after the colon is the artefact number: e.g., AaBb-16:0123
  • revealed one shell midden and artefact scatter on the Green Cape
  • discover the lost Time Lord artefact, the Eye of Time, allowing
  • also faked, showing how the artefact had been in the family
  • – it was the oldest artefact then known.
  • effect (lighting), a temporal light artefact visible if a moving object
  • rarity, however, may be an artefact caused by inadequate methods to
  • Thornycroft, and was the only artefact to survive more or less


(Examples are Wikipedia snippets under the CC ShareAlike 3.0 license.)


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