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Articles identify whether a noun is definite (specific or particular) or indefinite (general or unspecific). For this reason, articles are divided into two categories: the definite article, the, and the indefinite articles, a and an.
ar•ti•cle(ˈɑr tɪ kəl)
n., v. -cled, -cling. n.
The text of a book or magazine is the main written part of it, rather than the introduction, pictures, or index.
You do not refer to a piece of writing written for a newspaper or magazine as a 'text'. You call it an article.
Past participle: articled
|Noun||1.||article - nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication|
feature article, feature - a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine; "they ran a feature on retirement planning"
magazine article - an article published in a magazine
piece - an artistic or literary composition; "he wrote an interesting piece on Iran"; "the children acted out a comic piece to amuse the guests"
offprint, separate, reprint - a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
paper - a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses; "he has written many scientific papers"
think piece - an article in a newspaper or magazine or journal that represents opinions and ideas and discussion rather than bare facts
|2.||article - one of a class of artifacts; "an article of clothing"|
article of commerce - an article that is offered for sale
breakable - an article that is fragile and easily broken; "pack the breakables separately"
notion - (usually plural) small personal articles or clothing or sewing items; "buttons and needles are notions"
ware - articles of the same kind or material; usually used in combination: `silverware', `software'
|3.||article - a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)|
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
arbitration clause - a clause in a contract providing for arbitration of disputes arising under the contract
deductible - a clause in an insurance policy that relieves the insurer of responsibility to pay the initial loss up to a stated amount
double indemnity - a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death
escalator, escalator clause - a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions (as a change in the cost of living index)
joker - an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent; "when I demanded my money he showed me the joker in the contract"
reserve clause - a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration; "the reserve clause was used to bind players to a particular ball club"
rider - a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
document, papers, written document - writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
|4.||article - (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase|
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
determinative, determiner - one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
definite article - a determiner (as `the' in English) that indicates specificity of reference
indefinite article - a determiner (as `a' or `some' in English) that indicates nonspecific reference
|Verb||1.||article - bind by a contract; especially for a training period|
articles of value → objetos mpl de valor
articles of clothing → prendas fpl de vestir
definite/indefinite article → artículo m definido/indefinido, artículo m determinado/indeterminado
articles of value → objets mpl de valeur
articles of clothing → vêtements mpl
the genuine article → le vrai de vrai