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artifact
An Object that is the product of a Making.
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Parents object Corresponds roughly to the class of ordinary objects. Examples include normal physical objects, geographical regions, and locations of Processes, the complement of Objects in the Physical class. In a 4D ontology, an Object is something whose spatiotemporal extent is thought of as dividing into spatial parts roughly parallel to the time-axis.
Children animal residenceAn Artifact which is intended to house Animals and not Humans. Note that an AnimalResidence may or may not be a StationaryArtifact, e.g. a horse stall is stationary while a doghouse generally is not.
 armorArmor is protective clothing intended to defend its wearer from intentional harm in combat and military engagements, typically associated with soldiers. Armour has been used throughout recorded history, beginning with hides, leather, and bone, before progressing to bronze, then steel during the middle ages, to modern fabrics such as Kevlar, Dyneema and ceramics. (from Wikipedia)
 art workArtifacts that are created primarily for aesthetic appreciation. Note that this Class does not include most examples of architecture, which belong under StationaryArtifact.
 bed frameA BedFrame is a %&component of a Bed that supports the mattress
 bed linenBedLinen is an Artifact made of Fabric that is used to Covering a Bed
 board or blockA piece of material with flat, rectangular sides. Note that boards and blocks are lumped into a single concept, because the difference between these notions cannot be precisely defined.
 boat deckOne of the levels of a WaterVehicle, e.g. the upper deck and lower deck of small boats with a cabin.
 chainA number of interconnected loops of metal that has strength in tension and is used like rope, although it often is much stronger. Note that this class does not include loops of metal not arranged in an interconnected line, such as chain mail armor or a chain link fence, which are connected in a plane. Chain may however be used to make up other artifacts, such as tire chains, in which sections of chain are joined into a grid or other arrangement.
 chain linkAny closed form of metal rod or wire intended for use as part of a chain.
 deviceA Device is an Artifact whose purpose is to serve as an instrument in a specific subclass of Process.
 display artifactSomething for posting content so that it can be disseminated to the public.
 DocumentInstances of Document are ContentBearingObjects that are intended to convey propositional content via Text (LinguisticExpressions, seen or heard), Images, or some combination of these (e.g., an audio clip included in an electronic document consisting mostly of VisualText and some Images). Formally, a Document constitutes any ContentBearingObject that is an Artifact conventionally typically intended to be transmitted and assimilated as a meaningful whole. An Article or a Book would be a Document, but a Word or Paragraph typically would not.
 EngineCylinderA single cylinder of an Engine block and its associated components.
 fabricArtifacts that are created by weaving together natural or synthetic fibers or by treating the skins of certain sorts of Animals. Note that this Class includes articles that are created by stitching together various types of fabrics, e.g. bedspreads. On the other hand, Clothing is not a subclass of Fabric, because many clothing items contain elements that are not fabrics.
 furnitureAny free-standing and movable Artifacts which which are used in day-to-day living and designed to rest on the Floor of a Room. This excludes items such as a rock which may serve as a chair but was not created with the intention of supporting that use.
 game artifactAn Artifact that is designed to be used as an instrument in a Game.
 grab barGrabBar is a bar attached to a Wall to provide a handgrip for steadying yourself
 vehicle interiorThe objects Inside the passenger compartment of a RoadVehicle, such as the seats, dashboard and radio.
 irrigation channelIrrigationChannel is the class of artificially created channels used for transporting water to agricultural fields for Irrigating crops.
 ladderAn Artifact which consists of two parallel supports connected by a series of rungs which can be used to ascend or descend.
 mastA large pole in the center of a WaterVehicle which is used to support a sail.
 mattressA Mattress is a component of a Bed that is a cushion to make it more comfortable
 military artifactAny Artifact which is made for a MilitaryOrganization.
 mirrorAn Artifact with a surface that is capable of displaying an image by reflecting light.
 mobile residenceAnything which serves to house people but which changes its location from time to time, e.g. a motorhome, a mobile home, a camp, etc. Note that MobileResidence is disjoint from Residence, because the latter is a subclass of StationaryArtifact.
 paperPaper is a flat sheet of fibers, usually produced by spreading a wet solution of wood particles on a flat surface and drying through heat and pressure. The fibers can also be cotton or a synthetic, although typically the bulk of the substance is wood fibers. This includes all manner of paper products that may have varying thicknesses, colors or texture. This is distinguished from flat wood products such as plywood and particle board which have a structural function in building construction. Sheathing materials such as the paper affixed to sheetrock however, is paper.
 photographic filmCelluloid covered with an emulsion which can be converted into photographic negatives by a Camera.
 picture frameA frame which surrounds a PaintedPicture or Photograph and has the function of protecting and accenting the picture.
 pillowA soft, stuffed Artifact to support the Head or the body as a whole while one is sleeping or relaxing.
 pistonA piston is a component of reciprocating engines, reciprocating pumps, gas compressors and pneumatic cylinders, among other similar mechanisms. It is the moving component that is contained by a cylinder and is made gas- tight by piston rings. In an engine, its purpose is to transfer force from expanding gas in the cylinder to the crankshaft via a piston rod and/or connecting rod. In a pump, the function is reversed and force is transferred from the crankshaft to the piston for the purpose of compressing or ejecting the fluid in the cylinder. In some engines, the piston also acts as a valve by covering and uncovering ports in the cylinder wall.
 plugAn Artifact which is designed to fit snugly within a Hole.
 potteryHousehold Artifacts that are made out of baked Clay.
 productAn Artifact that is produced by Manufacture.
 reservoirA Reservoir is an artifically made (or artifically enlarged) holding area where water is collected and stored for future use.
 sailSail refers to an Artifact made of some type of Fabric which by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
 shelfAn piece of Furniture or part of a piece of Furniture that is used for keeping or displaying things.
 shieldAn Artifact that is held by the hand or whole arm and is used to prevent injuries from Weapons.
 ship compartmentA ShipCompartment is any fully or partly bounded section of a Ship.
 shoe soleThe bottom part of a Shoe that is intended to be the point of contact with the ground while the shoe is being worn.
 stationary artifactA StationaryArtifact is an Artifact that has a fixed spatial location. Most instances of this Class are architectural works, e.g. the Eiffel Tower, the Great Pyramids, office towers, single-family houses, etc.
 stringA long, thin strand of Fabric that is used for Tying things together, etc. Note that this class covers a cord of any width, including rope, twine, and thread, for example.
 textA LinguisticExpression or set of LinguisticExpressions that perform a specific function related to Communication, e.g. express a discourse about a particular topic, and that are inscribed in a CorpuscularObject by Humans.
 tobacco productA product that contains tobacco leaves and has the delivery of the biologically active ingredients of the tobacco plant as its intended function. This includes cigars, cigarettes, packaged chewing tobacco etc.
 transit shelterTransitShelter is the class of structures that provide shelter for passengers waiting at a TransitStop.
 tubeA long, narrow, and hollow Artifact that is designed for moving Fluids from place to another.
 VehicleSeat
 vehicle tireA covering, usually made of rubber, for a Wheel.
 veneerA thin layer covering an Object (like Furniture) or a Wall for decorative or productive purposes.
 water catchmentWaterCatchment is the subclass of Artifacts used to capture rainwater or runoff as a source of Freshwater.
 wearable itemWearableItem is the subclass of Artifacts that are made to be worn on the body.
 wet barWetBar is a place for preparing food and beverage that has a sink with running water
 wheelA circular Artifact which is a component of LandVehicles and of some Devices.
 windowAn Artifact composed of transparent material that admits light (and possibly air) into a Room, Building or Vehicle.
 window coveringAn Artifact that is used to cover Windows. Note that this class includes blinds, drapes, shutters, etc.
 wireA long, thin strand of Metal that is used in a wide range of applications, including the wiring of electrical systems, creating bundles and the construction of cages.
 wood artifactWood that has been cut (and perhaps treated) for some purpose, e.g. Constructing or Combustion. Note that this class covers both lumber and firewood.


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