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1 nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
2 one of a class of artifacts; "an article of clothing"
3 a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will) [syn: clause]
4 (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase v : bind by a contract; especially for a training period

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  1. A story, report, or opinion piece in a newspaper, magazine, journal, internet etc.
    See: Wikipedia article on article in publishing
  2. A member of a group or class
    an article of clothing
  3. An object.
    a sales article
  4. In the context of "grammar": A part of speech that indicates, specifies and limits a noun (a, an, or the in English). In some languages the article may appear as en ending (e.g. definite article in Swedish) or there may be none (e.g. Finnish, Estonian).
    See: Wikipedia article on article in grammar
  5. A section of a legal document, bylaws, etc.
  6. In the context of "derogatory}} A person.

Extensive Definition

Article may refer to:

See also

article in Danish: Artikel
article in German: Artikel
article in Estonian: Artikkel
article in Spanish: Artículo
article in French: Article
article in Irish: Alt
article in Galician: Artigo
article in Italian: Articolo
article in Dutch: Artikel
article in Norwegian: Artikkel
article in Norwegian Nynorsk: Artikkel
article in Low German: Artikel
article in Polish: Artykuł
article in Portuguese: Artigo
article in Russian: Статья
article in Simple English: Article
article in Serbo-Croatian: Član
article in Finnish: Artikkeli
article in Swedish: Artikel
article in Tagalog: Artikulo
article in Yiddish: ארטיקל

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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