Definition of definite article in English:

definite article

Syllabification: def·i·nite ar·ti·cle

noun

Grammar
A determiner (the in English) that introduces a noun phrase and implies that the thing mentioned has already been mentioned, or is common knowledge, or is about to be defined (as in the book on the table; the art of government; the famous poet and short story writer). Compare with indefinite article.
More example sentences
  • Adjectives that refer to people are sometimes introduced by the definite article the or by a possessive pronoun.
  • The power of the definite article to particularize a common noun is dependent on context, apart from which its reference remains ambiguous.
  • We found more errors in normal text for correctly capitalized definite articles than for capitalized nouns at the beginning of a sentence.

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Pronunciation: ˌhɪpnə(ʊ)ˈpɒmpɪk
adjective
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