/ ˈɑːtɪkl; NAmE ˈɑːrt-/ noun
article (on / about sth) a piece of writing about a particular subject in a newspaper or magazine :
Have you seen that article about young fashion designers?
—see also leading article
( law ) a separate item in an agreement or a contract :
Article 10 of the European Convention guarantees free speech.
( formal ) a particular item or separate thing, especially one of a set
SYN item :
articles of clothing
toilet articles such as soap and shampoo
The articles found in the car helped the police to identify the body.
( grammar ) the words a and an ( the indefinite article ) or the ( the definite article )
Middle English (denoting a separate clause of the Apostles' Creed, a formal statement of Christian beliefs): from Old French , from Latin articulus small connecting part, diminutive of artus joint.