indefinite article

noun

Definition of indefinite article

: the word a or an used in English to refer to a person or thing that is not identified or specified In "I gave a book to the boy" the word "a" is an indefinite article and the word "the" is a definite article. also : a word that has a similar use in another language

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“Indefinite article.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/indefinite%20article. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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indefinite article

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: either of the articles a or an used to show that the following noun refers to any person or thing of the kind named

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