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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