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definite article

n.
A member of the class of determiners that restricts or particularizes a noun. In English, the is the definite article.

definite article

n
(Grammar) grammar a determiner that expresses specificity of reference, such as the in English. Compare indefinite article

def′inite ar′ticle


n.
an article, as English the, that classes as identified or definite the noun it modifies.
[1755–65]

definite article

An article that specifies a noun; in English “the” is the definite article.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.definite article - a determiner (as `the' in English) that indicates specificity of reference
article - (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
Translations
أداة تَعْريف
člen určitýurčitý člen
bestemt artikel
määräinen artikkeli
határozott névelõhatározott névelő
ákveðinn greinirákveîni greinirinn
rodzajnik określony
določni člen
belirli harfi tarif

definite article

n (Gram) → bestimmter Artikel

definite article

n (Gram) → articolo determinativo

definite

(ˈdefinit) adjective
clear; fixed or certain. I'll give you a definite answer later.
ˈdefinitely adverb
clearly or certainly. She definitely said I wasn't to wait; Her dress is definitely not red.
definite article the name given to the word the
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Here, the generalization of kinds as DISCOURSE REFERENTS has proceeded so far that the definite article is even used with (ascriptive
The Definite Article colt has only had two races so far this season and Weld was adamant after last month's St Leger that there would be further improvement from his horse.
For there is a conceptual, cultural, and, finally, moral issue that bears directly on antisemitism in the common linking of the definite article "the" and Jews--that is, in "the Jews.
At moment' is also unusual as Danielle normally used the definite article.
The definite article was omitted in the name of the building, which is written on the front.
1 Space surrounding text on page (6); 2 Definite article (3); 3 To sprinkle, moisten plants (5).
Tom's Article, a five-year-old Definite Article gelding, registered a convincing 13-length win over Inchivara, when an odds-on favourite, in his bumper on this track last month.
I went close a few times, including when second on Theatrical to Law Society in 1985 and when beaten a short head on Definite Article in 1995 when Olivier Peslier on Winged Love nabbed me on the line.
In alphabetical order, this volume treats such grammatical topics as collective nouns, the definite article, indefinite subject, numerals: combinations of the cardinal thousands with numerals below one thousand--indefinite construction, and short vowels.
This is followed by a comparative analysis of other pre-LBW Lutheran baptismal rites, specifically those in the LCMS's Lutheran Agenda (LA) and the SBH's The Occasional Services (OS--and distinguished from the 1982 book without the definite article as part of the title).
Of the major determiners in Chinese, demonstratives are developing uses of a definite article, and yi 'one' + classifier has developed uses of an indefinite article, although morphologically and in some cases also functionally they have not yet been full), grammaticalized.
Purepecha (1) (ISO 639: tsz) does not have a definite article or a marker of simple definiteness (LYONS, 1999).