article meaning

[ 'ɑ:tikəl ] Pronunciation:   "article" in a sentence
  • Noun: article  aa(r)tikul
    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)
      - clause 
    4. (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
    Verb: article  aa(r)tikul
    1. Bind by a contract; especially for a training period

    Derived forms: articled, articles, articling

    Type of: artefact [Brit], artifact [N. Amer], bind, determinative, determiner, hold, nonfiction, nonfictional prose, obligate, oblige, piece, section, subdivision

    Part of: document, papers, written document

    Encyclopedia: Article

  • [British slang]
    Noun. An objectionable person. E.g."Come on, go and tidy your bedroom you lazy article.”

  • [Architecture]

    A subdivision of a document.


    In project specifications, the primary subdivision of the section, often further subdivided into paragraphs, subparagraphs, and clauses.

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun

    1 [C]

    a piece of writing in a newspaper or magazine:

    an article in the Wall Street Journal

    2 (Law ) [C]

    (often used about international laws) a section of a law, an agreement or other legal document that deals with a particular point:

    Under article 112, the finance minister must approve all supplementary expenditure.

    3 (Law ) articles [pl.] (BrE)

    a period of practical training that has to be completed before sb can become a solicitor:

    She's doing her articles with a firm in London.

    NOTE Articles is an abbreviation of articles of clerkship.

  • [Law]
    n. A clause in a document. The plural, articles, is often used to mean the entire document, e.g. articles of association.


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  1. in his article he made bold with the facts.
  2. i gave her article a quick look-through.
  3. a person exhibits articles of the peace.
  4. the article is compact and well organized.
  5. please write an abstract of this article.

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