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indefinite article

noun [C] uk   specialized us  
B1 the grammatical name for the words "a" and "an" in English or words in other languages that have a similar use
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in Korean 부정관사…
in Arabic أَداة تَنْكير (نَحو)…
in Portuguese artigo indefinido…
in Catalan article indefinit…
in Japanese (文法)不定冠詞…
in Italian articolo indefinito…
in Chinese (Traditional) 不定冠詞…
in Russian неопределенный артикль…
in Turkish belgisiz/belirtisiz harfi tarif…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不定冠词…
in Polish rodzajnik lub przedimek nieokreślony…
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