Definition of Definite article

1. Noun. A determiner (as 'the' in English) that indicates specificity of reference.

Generic synonyms: Article



Definition of Definite article

1. Noun. (grammar) An article that introduces a noun and specifies it as the particular noun that is being considered; in English, the only definite article is ''the''. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Definite Article

definements
definer
definers
defines
definienda
definiendum
definiens
definientia
defining
defining-vocabulary
defining characteristic
defining characteristics
defining vocabulary
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definite-article
definite article (current term)
definite articles
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definite integral
definite integrals
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definiteness
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definition lists
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Literary usage of Definite article

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Grammar of the German Language: Designed for a Thoro and Practical Study by George Oliver Curme (1922)
"On the other hand, the absence of the definite article to-day is often felt as a contrast to its presence and hence indicates an indefinite portion, amount, ..."

2. A New English Grammar, Logical and Historical by Henry Sweet (1903)
"In Old-English the definite article se still has also the function of a ... In its purely grammatical function the definite article is put before a noun to ..."

3. The Unity of Homer by John Adams Scott (1921)
"To continue with the figures given by Stum- mer: entire Iliad 15693 verses, 218 examples of the definite article, or one in each 72 verses; entire Odyssey ..."

4. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"The definite article Latin originally had no articles, but in Late Latin several demonstratives began to be used more and more with the function of definite ..."

5. Historical Outlines of English Syntax by Leon Kellner (1913)
"The definite article. § 217. On the whole, the functions of the definite article, from Old English down to our times, have undergone no essential change. ..."

6. An English Grammar: Methodical, Analytical, and Historical. With a Treatise by Eduard Adolf Ferdinand Maetzner (1874)
"The definite Article. > чл manner, and the determinative serves to ... The Definite Article. The definite article has dwindled down to the form the, ..."

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