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English noun: article

1. article (communication) nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication

Broader (hypernym)nonfiction, nonfictional prose, piece

Narrower (hyponym)column, editorial, feature, feature article, magazine article, news article, news story, newspaper article, newspaper column, offprint, paper, reprint, separate, think piece

2. article one of a class of artifacts

SamplesAn article of clothing.

Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact

Narrower (hyponym)article of commerce, breakable, knickknack, notion, novelty, ware

3. article (communication) a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)


Broader (hypernym)section, subdivision

Narrower (hyponym)arbitration clause, deductible, double indemnity, escalator, escalator clause, joker, reserve clause, rider

Part meronymdocument, papers, written document

Domain categorycontract

4. article (communication) (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase

Broader (hypernym)determinative, determiner

Narrower (hyponym)definite article, indefinite article

Domain categorygrammar

English verb: article

1. article (communication) bind by a contract; especially for a training period

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)bind, hold, obligate, oblige

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