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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.
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definite article

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


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

An article that specifies a noun; in English “the” is the definite article.
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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
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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
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definite article

n (Gram) → articolo determinativo
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
If referring a generic example among many of the same, use the indefinite article "a" or "an" depending on whether the next word begins with a consonant sound ("a briefcase") or a vowel sound ("an umbrella.") If referring to a particular, unique individual, use the definite article "the." Here, where there is only one plaintiff, "the plaintiff" is correct.
This son of Definite Article is out of the last great race mare the Bowes had, Sweet Kiln, and the winning trainer commented: "He's a chaser in the making and I'd say he's a typical Definite Article in that he wants good ground.
Instead, he acts through an intermediary, referred to as theos, god, without the definite article. Sometimes this figure is just spoken of as an archangel or the angel of the Lord.
Among their topics are second-language constructions and interactional competence: subordination and coordination in English second-language learning, optional that in complementation by German and Spanish learners, using blending theory to teach English conditionals, making sense of the definite article through a pedagogical schematic, and polysemy and conceptual metaphors: a cognitive linguistics approach to vocabulary learning.
Facebook, the largest social networking website in the world to date, was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin in 2004 under the name 'The Facebook.' Back then, the website's initial iteration was limited to connecting Harvard University students, with the duo later expanding to Ivy League universities and dropping the definite article in its name to become 'Facebook.com' in 2005.
The use of a definite article leaves the text open to interpretation that the restriction applies to the incumbent head of state only, thus allowing a former president to seek a third term of office after a pause, according to some experts in constitutional law.
1 The definite article (3); 2 Indicates source or cause (2); 3 Popular flowers (5); 4 The definite article (3); 5 Periods of armed hostility (4).
The great work by and about the great man was originally to be titled The Journey, but he thought this might sound a bit Christ-like, so he downgraded from the definite article to the indefinite.
in this essay is called a "denuded definite description," a definite description with an unpronounced definite article. Sloat provided good evidence for this.
I WASSLIGHTLY obsessed with Eddie Izzard's The Definite Article when I was in my early 20s.
As in English and many European languages, Hebrew has a definite article that is normally used when referring to one of the seven consecutive days within a week, namely, the second day, the third day, the fourth day, and so forth.