artifice

See also: artífice

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

PIE root
*h₂er-

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
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