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noun ar·ti·cle \ˈär-ti-kəl\

: a piece of writing about a particular subject that is included in a magazine, newspaper, etc.

: a particular kind of object

: a separate part of a legal document that deals with a single subject

Full Definition of ARTICLE

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a :  a distinct often numbered section of a writing
b :  a separate clause
c :  a stipulation in a document (as a contract or a creed) <articles of indenture>
d :  a nonfictional prose composition usually forming an independent part of a publication (as a magazine)
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:  an item of business :  matter
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:  any of a small set of words or affixes (as a, an, and the) used with nouns to limit or give definiteness to the application
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:  a member of a class of things; especially :  an item of goods <articles of value>
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:  a thing or person of a particular and distinctive kind or class <the genuine article>

Examples of ARTICLE

  1. I just read an interesting article on the city's early history.
  2. He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals.
  3. Article 3 of the U.S. Constitution.
  4. The company amended its articles of incorporation.

Origin of ARTICLE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin articulus joint, division, diminutive of artus joint, limb; akin to Greek arariskein to fit — more at arm
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with ARTICLE

2article

verb

: to work for a group of lawyers, architects, etc., while you are learning to become a lawyer, architect, etc.

articledarticling \-k(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of ARTICLE

transitive verb
:  to bind by articles (as of apprenticeship)

Examples of ARTICLE

  1. He articled at the famous law firm many years ago.

First Known Use of ARTICLE

1820

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fictioneer Hear it
someone who writes fiction
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