artifice

See also: artífice

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Middle French artifice, from Latin artificium.

NounEdit

artifice (plural artifices)

  1. a crafty but underhanded deception
  2. a trick played out as an ingenious, but artful, ruse
  3. a strategic maneuver that uses some clever means to avoid detection or capture
  4. a tactical move to gain advantage

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Latin artificium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

artifice m (plural artifices)

  1. artifice, trick, ploy
  2. (literary) device

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

artifice

  1. ablative singular of artifex
Last modified on 27 March 2014, at 00:03