• IPA: /ˈɑː(ɹ)tɪfɪs/


  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.
  5. (archaic) Something made with technical skill; a contrivance.
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artifice (artifices, present participle artificing; past and past participle artificed)

  1. To construct by means of skill or specialised art
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