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English definition of “article”

article

noun
 
/ˈɑːtɪkl/
B1 a piece of writing in a magazine or newspaper: I read an article on astrology.
B1 in grammar, used to mean the words ‘the’, ‘a’, or ‘’n’
an object: articles of clothing
(Definition of article from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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