definite article Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"definite article" in British English

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definite articlenoun [C]

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B1 the ​grammaticalname for the word "the" in ​English, or the words in other ​languages that have a ​similar use
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(Definition of definite article from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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definite articlenoun [C]

grammar the word “the” in ​English, or the words in other ​languages that have a ​similar use
(Definition of definite article from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “definite article”
in Arabic أداة التَّعْريف (نَحو)…
in Korean 정관사…
in Portuguese artigo definido…
in Catalan article definit…
in Japanese (文法)定冠詞…
in Chinese (Simplified) 定冠词…
in Turkish 'belirli tanımlık' the…
in Russian определенный артикль…
in Chinese (Traditional) 定冠詞…
in Italian articolo determinativo…
in Polish rodzajnik lub przedimek określony…
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