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a determiner (as 'the' in English) that indicates specificity of reference

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The plaintiff: Maybe, but the definite article "the" is clearer than capitalizing.
In every example of the enumeration of a full sequence of consecutive days within a week or a month in the Pentateuch, the pattern of using the definite article with the ordinal numeral is always followed.
(6) In possessive constructions with a singular, unmodified kinship noun the definite article is omitted with all persons of the possessive except the third person plural (loro) (mia madre, suo fratello, il loro figlio, le mie sorelle).
In Spanish, all nouns preceded by the definite article 'la' or by the indefinite article 'una' are feminine, whilst all nouns preceded by the definite article 'el' or by the indefinite article 'un' are masculine.
Note that example (2b) below has a specific reading when the definite article is used.
Meaning it does not require said punctuation - but needs a definite article.
"The" is an article, a definite article that indicates that its noun (sniffles) is a particular one identifiable to the listener.
Similarly, >nat (definite, indefinite)/article; the indefinite article is used much less than the definite article; for details, see deduction (7) below.
Both confirmed that a/al is a definite article (much like the Hebrew ha-), essentially meaning "the," and that in English el and al are interchangeable ("al" is French-inflected).
The reason for restricting this study to the definite article is based on its wider variety of usage and its higher frequency of use than the indefinite article a(n).
The Curragh trainer, who saddled Greasepaint to run in the Aintree spectacular four times in the 1980s, will give the Definite Article gelding an entry.
9), you referred to HMCS Discovery as "the HMCS Discovery." Since the letters HMCS stand for "Her Majesty's Canadian Ship," they are never preceded by a definite article.
Too often these days you'll hear it preceded by the totally incorrect definite article.
In a 2006 book that garnered much press for its silly attacks on string theory, author and physicist Lee Smolin provides a list of "The Five Great Problems in Theoretical Physics." There are many offensive things about this list, starting with the use of the definite article in the title, which implies that people not working on these problems (the majority of theoretical physicists) are working on less-than-great problems.