Definition of artic
1. article [ n ] nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publicationUsed in print:
(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)
A Birmingham newspaper printed in a column for children an article entitled `` The True Story of Guy_Fawkes '' , which began :
The article proceeded to give an inaccurate account of a catholic plot to kill King_James_/1_1 , .
An amazing article in the Manchester_Guardian of last November , entitled `` Fate of Redundant Churches '' , states than an Archbishops ' Commission `` reported last month that in the Church_of_England alone there are 790 churches which are redundant now , or will be in 20 years ' time .
The general tone of articles appearing in such important newspapers as the Manchester_Guardian and the Sunday_Observer implies a kindly recognition that the Catholic_Church is now at_least of equal stature in England with the Protestant churches .
On successive Sundays during October , 1960 , Paul_Ferris ( a non-Catholic ) wrote articles in the Observer depicting clergymen of the Church_of_England , the Church_of_Rome and the Nonconformist_Church .Synonyms article Related Terms nonfiction piece column paper magazine_article think_piece news_article offprint feature
2. article [ n ] one of a class of artifacts
Examples: "an article of clothing"
(Jay C. Harris and John R. Van Wazer, "Detergent...)
This is best demonstrated by practical washing tests in which cloth articles are repeatedly washed with the same detergent formulation .
(William S. Haymond, "Is Distance an Original...)
And he could recognize , by touch alone , articles which he had handled immediately before , even though they were altogether unfamiliar to him and could not be identified by him ; that_is , he was unaware what kind of objects they were or what their use was .Synonyms article Related Terms artifact breakable notion knickknack ware article_of_commerce
3. article [ n ] a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)Used in print:
(Legislation on Foreign Relations. Committee on Foreign...)
The Secretary_of_the_Treasury , upon the concurrence of the Secretary_of_State , is authorized and directed , out of the sum covered into the Yugoslav_Claims_Fund pursuant to subsection ( b ) of_this section , after completing the payments of such funds pursuant to subsection ( c ) of_this section , to make payment of the balance of any sum remaining in such fund to the Government of the Federal_People's_Republic_of_Yugoslavia to the extent required under article 1 ( c ) of the Yugoslav_Claims_Agreement_of_1948 .Synonyms clause article Related Terms section rider arbitration_clause deductible escalator reserve_clause document
4. article [ v ] bind by a contract; esp. for a training periodSynonyms article Related Terms oblige
5. article [ n ] (Grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phraseSynonyms article Related Terms determiner indefinite_article definite_article grammar