from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of the class of determiners that restricts or particularizes a noun. In English, the is the definite article.
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- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the article the, which is used to designate a particular person or thing, or a particular class of persons or things; -- also called a definitive. See Definitive, n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a determiner (as `the' in English) that indicates specificity of reference
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