an article, as English the, that classes as identified or definite the noun it modifies.
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Origin of definite article
First recorded in 1755–65
Words nearby definite article
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British Dictionary definitions for definite article
grammar a determiner that expresses specificity of reference, such as the in EnglishCompare indefinite article
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Cultural definitions for definite article
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