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definite article the article "the" in English grammar. The definite article is used with a noun when one is referring to something that is already known or has already been talked about.
indefinite article either of the articles "a" or "an" in English grammar. These articles do not restrict the noun to a particular person, place or thing. In the sentence, "A dog ran into my yard," the indefinite article "a" is used to show that it could have been any dog, and that a particular dog is not being named.