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Meaning of “article” in the English Dictionary

"article" in British English

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articlenoun [C]

uk   /ˈɑː.tɪ.kl̩/  us   /ˈɑːr.t̬ɪ-/
  • article noun [C] (NEWSPAPER)

B1 a ​piece of writing on a ​particularsubject in a ​newspaper or ​magazine, or on the internet: There was an ​interesting article onvegetarianism in the ​paperyesterday.

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  • article noun [C] (GRAMMAR)

B1 specialized language any of the ​English words "a", "an", and "the", or words in other ​languages that do the same ​job as these

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  • article noun [C] (OBJECT)

a ​particular thing, ​especially one that is one of several things of a ​similartype or in the same ​place: Guests are ​advised not to ​leave any articles of ​value in ​theirhotelrooms. An article of ​clothing was ​found near the ​river. articles of ​furniture
(Definition of article from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"article" in American English

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articlenoun [C]

 us   /ˈɑrt̬·ɪ·kəl/
  • article noun [C] (PIECE OF WRITING)

writing a ​piece of writing on a ​particularsubject in a ​newspaper or ​magazine: an article on Chinese ​art
  • article noun [C] (OBJECT)

a ​particular thing or ​item: The ​policewant a ​description of each ​missing article.
  • article noun [C] (SMALL WORD)

grammar any of the ​English words "a," "an," and "the," or words in other ​languages that are used in a ​similar way as these
(Definition of article from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"article" in Business English

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articlenoun

uk   us   /ˈɑːtɪkl/
[C] a ​piece of writing on a particular ​subject in a ​newspaper or ​magazine: The article appeared in the ​Feb. 1 ​issue of Economics and Portfolio Strategy, a ​newsletter for ​institutionalinvestors.
[C] (also Article) LAW a ​separatepart in a written ​document such as a ​law or ​legalagreement: The ​Commission has ​power to ​imposefines on ​parties in ​breach of Article 85(1).
articles UK LAW work in a ​lawoffice as ​part of someone's ​training to be a ​lawyer: I received a fairly ​generalgrounding while in articles, ​including the ​opportunity to ​undertake some ​commercialwork.
(Definition of article from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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