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Artifact   /ˈɑrtəfˌækt/   Listen

A man-made object taken as a whole.  Synonym: artefact.

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... this degeneration is the subordination of literature and content to language study. Grammar arises in the old age of language. As once applied to our relatively grammarless tongue it always was more or less of a school-made artifact and an alien yoke, and has become increasingly so as English has grown great and free. Its ghost, in the many textbooks devoted to it, lacks just the quality of logic which made and besouled it. Philology, too, with all its magnificence, is not a product of the nascent stages of speech. ...
— Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene • G. Stanley Hall

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