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English definition of “definite article”

definite article

noun [C]     specialized
B1 the grammatical name for the word 'the' in English, or the words in other languages that have a similar use → Compare indefinite articleParts of speech
(Definition of definite article noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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