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determiner

noun [C] uk   /dɪˈtɜː.mɪ.nər/ us    /-ˈtɝː.mɪ.nɚ/ specialized
B2 in grammar, a word that is used before a noun to show which particular example of the noun you are referring to: In the phrases "my first boyfriend" and "that strange woman", the words "my" and "that" are determiners.
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