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definite article

noun   /ˌdefɪnət ˈɑːtɪkl/
B1 in grammar, used to mean the word ‘the’
Translations of “definite article”
in Korean 정관사…
in Arabic أداة التَّعْريف (نَحو)…
in Portuguese artigo definido…
in Catalan article definit…
in Japanese (文法)定冠詞…
in Italian articolo determinativo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 定冠詞…
in Russian определенный артикль…
in Turkish 'belirli tanımlık' the…
in Chinese (Simplified) 定冠词…
in Polish rodzajnik lub przedimek określony…
(Definition of definite article from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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