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English definition of “article”

article

noun [C] (OBJECT)    /ˈɑː.tɪ.kl̩/ US  /ˈɑːr.t̬ɪ-/
a particular thing, especially one that is one of several things of a similar type or in the same place : Guests are advised not to leave any articles of value in their hotel rooms . An article of clothing was found near the river . articles of furniture Objects - general words Grammar:Piece words and group wordsGrammar:Piece wordsPiece words make it possible to talk about a single unit or units of something which is seen as uncountable. Piece words include words such as piece, bit, item, article. We normally use them with of. We can use them in the singular or the plural.
(Definition of article noun (OBJECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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