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artefactual

adjective
(1) Referring to something produced by human hands.
(2) Referring to an inaccurate finding, deviation or alteration of electronic readout or morphology due to some form of systemic error.
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(4.) It has been argued that ideographic methods can increase artefactually the divergence amongst cognitive maps through demand characteristics, which emphasize surface-level triviality in the maps during interviews (Hodgkinson 1997a).
Regional variations were not found within Scotland for these well-defined cases, but these may occur artefactually in the future if, for instance, per capita inpatient psychiatric services are reduced or more private nursing homes open in some areas than others.
The only significant laboratory finding in a 64-year old male was an artefactually low HDL cholesterol.
(2002), nomothetic cognitive mapping procedures might lead artefactually to greater levels of convergence than free response methods, by virtue of the standardized stimuli and attributes employed in the elicitation process.
Direct, or nonextraction, assays of male sex hormones occasionally yield artefactually increased results [1, 2].
After excluding persons taking cimetidine, which is known to raise creatinine measurement artefactually, the creatinine distribution was examined with stratification on the basis of a history of any of the following: diagnosis of a heart attack or diabetes or the use of diuretics.