indefinite article

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indefinite article (plural indefinite articles)

  1. (grammar) A word preceding a noun to indicate that the noun refers to any member of the class of objects named by the noun.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In English, this term can be represented as a (before a consonant sound) or an (before a vowel sound) in the singular; in the plural, an article isn't used at all, or the pronoun some is used instead.