indefinite article


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indefinite article

n.
An article, such as English a or an, that does not fix the identity of the noun modified.

indefinite article

n
(Grammar) grammar a determiner that expresses nonspecificity of reference, such as a, an, or some. Compare definite article

indef′inite ar′ticle


n.
an article, as English a or an, that denotes class membership of the noun it modifies without particularizing it.

indefinite article

An article such as “a” or “an” that does not specify the noun that it modifies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.indefinite article - a determiner (as `a' or `some' in English) that indicates nonspecific reference
article - (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
Translations
أداة غَيْر مُعَرِّفَه، أداة تَنْكير
člen neurčitýneurčitý člen
ubestemt artikel
epämääräinen artikkeli
határozatlan névelõhatározatlan névelő
óákveðinn greiniróákveîinn greinir
artigo indefinido
nedoločni člen
belgisiz harfi tarif

indefinite article

n (Gram) → unbestimmter Artikel

indefinite article

n (Gram) the indefinite articlel'articolo indeterminativo

indefinite

(inˈdefinit) adjective
1. not fixed or exact; without clearly marked outlines or limits. She invited her mother to stay for an indefinite length of time.
2. vague; uncertain. His plans are indefinite at the moment.
inˈdefiniteness noun
inˈdefinitely adverb
for an indefinite period of time. The match was postponed indefinitely.
indefinite article the name given to the words a and an
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We have made the point emphatically in an earlier discussion that there should be an indefinite article (a) before the word daily as another modifier of the noun basis.
The indefinite article in the phrase "a public meeting" in stanza 6, similar to that of "a committee" in stanza 5, may imply that the kind of prejudice against the Jews existed in many public gatherings there.
The shadow chancellor's indefinite article clarifies only his reluctance to make definite choices.
The Ll-based errors are classified into misuse of prepositions and uncountable nouns, confusion of certain verbs, omission of the indefinite article, use of demonstrative adjectives, and word-for-word translation from learners' mother tongue.
However, the CLIL group significantly outperformed the NON-CLIL group when they were tested on the correct production of the definite and the indefinite article, as can be observed in Table 10:
Initially I had felt very sorry for whoever had been given the task of explaining the indefinite article 'a' but the definition given seems to be quite simple and completely apt.
As this alternation is dealt with in less than a page, it remains unclear whether he is arguing that the ar in these cases is an allomorph of dar, whether it is the indefinite article ar, whether the phonological rule only occurs in prepositional phrases, only in place names, or both.
1 Indefinite article (3); 2 Within, indoors (6); 3 Tracts of land used jointly (7).
Acute spelling awareness precedes before the indefinite article an is spoken before the word opinion, or indefinite article a is articulated before the word long.
The 16 papers explore such aspects of Slavic languages as the interplay of feature inheritance and information structure in Polish inverse copular sentences, a semantic analysis of Czech kind-denoting and group-denoting noun phrases, the rise of the indefinite article edin in Bulgarian, the syntax and semantics of directional axial expressions in Russian, trochaic lengthening in Neostokavian, the semantic compatibility of two Czech temporal adjuncts, and naturally-atomic singular noun-adjective construction kinds in Russian as lexically derived.
It's claimed that his use of the indefinite article "ein" means that "Berliner" translates as "jelly doughnut".